Saturday, June 23, 2018

update, allays 981 - 988

Daniel Christopher June to the Students of Life:


Sometimes the days resemble a circle sooner than a line, and so it is for me, dividing my days between the threefold braid of watching my children, doing housework, and editing my works. At night I write for my job.

What to say? Natalie's arm is back to normal. Writing for Employer's Crossing has its ups and downs. I've checked out a dozen books about publishing, finding a publisher, self-publishing, marketing your books, and so forth, so I've been studying those as well.

Hope you are all doing well!

Take Care, Caretakers!


* 981 *

The Trumpet of Ives' "Unanswered Question," asks in its tones, "What are we here for?" to which the theological and philosophical Flutes attempt various answers, more frantic each time, until the druidic silence of the Strings gives the proper answer. The question is its own answer: we are here, that's what the universe is for. There is no meaning to life, for life is meaning. I have wondered over the foolishness of the question, "Why is there something, rather than nothing?" Nothing is unthinkable. How could it ever serve as default? Take yourself for granted: all the Universe colluded to allow you.

I may very well be an Idius – half idiot, half genius – my butterfly mind half in awkward flutter, half in graceful swoop, yet I have felt for my whole life that my doings congested a universal sense we all in turn would feel.


* 982

Dreamers make us see visions, and nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm, so when you can answer a question passionately, let yourself go.


* 983 *

Rhythm is the essence of life.


* 984 *

A fitting definition of evil could be, "Somebody else's power." Nor should we regret the gratuitous pranks of our youth – "Evil for the love of evil" – as if we should despair over having stole somebody's pears just to feed them to swine. That gesture of togetherness between us versus them, us above the law – we break the law to exult in our power, and as all power is in principle good, we must celebrate even this as an infective first form which, when full grown, will grant us triumph. Evil is infant good. Most of what men call "heinous" is merely the symptom of frustration. Teach a man to be powerful and you teach him to be good.



* 985 *

No matter what we plot or attempt, the Self shines through.


* 986 *

We each learn through our preferred medium, whether through oral instruction, visual demonstration, or written directives. I managed to learn tennis, the guitar, writing, cake decorating, and drawing from books, and I can't seem to learn any other way. Life is a Book.


* 987 *

Let us all have our own trophy case, even if it's just a mental one, an extensive vocabulary, a series of publications, a dozen or so hearts we've broken, or for the traveler scenes seen. Envy attempts to smear pride where she sees it, but I encourage men and women to delight in their own virtues – indeed, pride is the crown of the virtues, virtue self-reflective, the way wisdom is knowledge self-reflective. The mirror is our ultimate image, just as Mattria faced Ama at Time Zero.


* 988 *

Lissidy warms me, saying, "Hope is the only lie worth believing in."




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