Month: March 2013

The Art of Filling Space

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Christ / Creative

The other day a Messenger came to my home with a certified letter.  I happened to be standing at the window of my apartment, roughly a hundred feet above street level, aimlessly observing the Saturday AM shuffle of humanity down below when he arrived.  He glanced up from the street right at me, as if he knew exactly which unit I was in, and of course I had no idea  his arrival had anything to […]

Two Trains

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The mathematics of quantum physics is built upon the concept of a fixed space and time.  Particles whiz around across this fixed backdrop, never touching it, unable to influence it or to be influenced by it.  Their progress and evolution are measured against an immutable backdrop.  In the mathematics of relativity, however, space and time are inseparable from any of the other forces or elements of matter in the universe.  The movement and interaction of energy […]

Chasing the Wind

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The village in which I have lived my whole life is nestled along the coast.  It is full of sun and figs and light breezes.  Beyond our little harbor there is a great sea that stretches to the horizon and extends beyond the borders of the known world.  No one has ever found the End.  As children we used to go up on the roofs of our parent’s houses on calm spring days with baskets […]

A Possibility That Never Began

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I don’t know if you’ve ever imagined a state of complete and total nothingness- a field of emptiness without form or time, and most importantly, without any speck of awareness at all.  It is hard enough to imagine being formless, but this is beyond formlessness.  This is not being at all, which can be even harder to envision.  This is picturing Nothing. This Nothing could go on forever, right?  But I’m not that patient, so […]

Arguing Your Case

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In order to escape your prison, you will have to argue your case.  No one can argue it for you. I’ve got a hearing coming up- Docket 249 in the Court of Self Appeals- and I’m getting antsy.  I can tell you it’s no cake walk.  I’m prowling around this cage like a tiger fresh off the jungle, drowning myself in images of freedom that induce feelings of freedom, that induce tears one instant, and […]

Desert Wandering. Desert Discoveries.

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There is a desert inside of me where I wander, like a hermit, my vocabulary reduced to variations in the salinity of my tears and one Name that I give to everything.  I found myself there again last night, sheltered against the wind by a robe of old rags, walking alone amidst an endless quilt of rolling dunes beneath the stars.  I know I am not the Originator of this place, even though it is […]

The Teachings of Rubik’s Cube

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Once when I was a boy I asked my father for a Rubik’s Cube.  My wish was granted, and when I arrived home I took it out of the package and played around for a little while making small, easily recovered changes, frequently restoring the original hexi-color symmetry.  I didn’t want to lose my way back to the original, “correct” state, so I made four or five moves to “scramble” the puzzle, then put it […]