Warm silvery skin
Quiet contemplation is a much different mode of being than is a state of knowledge acquisition. Moments of wonder positively contribute to the good life.
“One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats, and if some of these can be inexpensive and quickly procured so much the better.” – Iris Murdoch
Manifesting new creative potential, the illusionary present is always pressing forward. As an extraordinary example, the night liberates visionary capacities, reinforcing the fragility of temporal positioning. In wonderment, one of the primordial functions of the mind is knowledge acquisition.
“Anyone who can handle a needle convincingly can make us see a thread which is not there.” – Ernst Gombrich
Rainy days and cloudy skies never bring me down. As Nietzsche tells us, embracing life means to say yes to all of existence.
“Obviously, to raise such questions has its difficulties.” – Hannah Arendt
Forms of intuition
Interacting with the environment helps build character, when driven by the free play of imagination in a pure state of creative exploration. Each aesthetic experience adds to the intuitive reservoir, indicting the value of incremental progress.
“The possible ranks higher than the actual.” – Martin Heidegger
Things become real when the categories of thought are equivalent to the categories of existence. Humanity is part of the natural order, but not as a determinate force but rather as a reactive recipient.
“In the long prehistorical period of humanity it was supposed that the mind was everywhere, and men did not look upon it as a particular characteristic of their own.” – Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Certain conditions help reestablish the magic of existence. Comfortably contemplating what a definite ‘place’ demands of its objects, the artist settles in for a durational experience. Expedient meaning does not require complete understanding.
“Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.” – Sigmund Freud
Another night and more beauty establish purpose while traveling in space and time.
“No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality.” – Shirley Jackson
The past links to the present and generates the appearance of continuity through an organic memory structure. We find unity in the particulars as the beat goes on. Self-continuity maintains even as change effects complete transformation.
“On the contrary, the meaning, abstract in form by being the content pure and simple, is destined in itself to be actually expressed and thereby to be made concrete.” – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Drink in the sight
Coming and going
Attempting to capture some of the magic of a bright night, now part of memory matter.
“The moon was up, painting the world silver, making things look just a little more alive.” – N.D. Wilson
Constitutive relations make up distinctiveness. An entity that is complete in itself loses its identity because there are no longer any points of differential comparison.
“There is no time for the Universe and there is no size for the Universe.” -Rhonda Byrn