This blog is established as an outlet for my ideas about life, spirituality, creativity, and history. Those ideas will be expressed through prose and poetry, and random quotations. Some old, some new, some direct, some subtle. Breffni = the roots of my family tree. Baltimore = Where my life started. The recent posts are focused mostly on the research for my historical novel with an emphasis on the Irish and Choctaw cultures in the mid-17th century
Thursday, August 23, 2012
And now... a bit of esoterica
JUXTAPOSING SENSES IN SPACE AND TIME Fred Ruark 8/23/2012
CONSIDER, IF YOU WILL, HOW YOUR SENSES EXIST IN SPACE AND
The audible exists in time The
visible exists in space
Music rendered comes to your ear...and then is gone
The sheets, where in lies the code of the sounds, remains
The music is gone.
The source remains
The horns and strings, the brass and the reeds remain
Existing in space, their music, exhausted in time
CONSIDER , IF YOU WILL...NO WAIT...NOT YET
The instruments are not the music
Without the player, they only exist in space
In time, the brass may corrode, the wood will dry rot
In time, things that exist in space, corrode, erode,
The pieces disintegrated are still there in space
But no longer able to produce music in time
The player and the instrument exist in space
Together they produce the music at a point in time
Technology captures sounds and images and makes them
A reproduced disc in space that defies the existence of the
NOW CONSIDER, IF YOU WILL, A WORLD WHERE ROLES ARE REVERSED.
Things, visible things, now exist in time and sense exist in space HMMM
It takes the sophistication of a human mind to create such a
Look at something around you - - - - See "it" Now turn your head - - - - - it is GONE!
They exist only in time...They have been removed from your
Is it still there?
Without 360 degree vision, your reality is "here."
But your sensual tool kit has many resources.
You can validate the existence of objects out of your sight.
Just call on other treasures you possess - sound, smell,
Like sight, they only exist in time, too soon gone. And for that, be grateful.
CONSIDER, IF YOU WILL THE AGONIES YOU'D SUFFER
If all of your lifetime sensual experiences were held hostage
in your space
Every rock concert, birdsong, car wreck, crying baby, thunder,
crashing wave, and symphony
Bombarding your ears concurrently forever!
While the odors of roses, frying bacon, sweet perfume and
sewage crowd into your nose.
And every pain and pleasure your tactile nerve endings ever
experienced were there forever.
James Joyce captured just such an existence in
"Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man".
It was his description of hell and it terrorized Daedelus
into almost becoming a priest.
So you are lucky you know for the way your senses only exist
The way your senses exist only in time is a gift, a part of
your lifelong learning.
You've learned to seek out some experiences and to avoid
The ability to capture time limited sensual experiences is
I've said "consider if you will" Two very important words, consider and will.
To consider is to think seriously. To imagine an outcome
"Will" is to deliberately choose a course of
action to achieve that outcome.
Given the human intellectual ability and the will to consider things that exist outside of time and
We get RELIGION
You can only hope to be free to select your spatial
experiences in the time you have.
And to be free to explore whatever it is that you consider
exists outside of that realm.
Work hard to stay free in space and to enjoy yourself in