Sunday, May 27, 2018

A Young Hero Learns to Fly


The King of the Saeire Insu watches as his young charge
learns to Transform into a red-tailed hawk
from his vantage point in the crow's nest high above
the deck of the mighty flagship Eleysius.
~~*~~


~~*~~

The Consequential Being of God

Infinity Off-Center

From The God Conclusion (Keith Ward, 2009)
God does not unilaterally decide what is going to happen. In the series of events, each event prehends its immediate past and creatively projects its immediate future. Though there are many forms of coordination between events, and though they form organic wholes that influence the way they act, there is nevertheless no one determining Spirit that makes them act in a specific way. [The] universe is essentially open and indeterminate, and cosmic history is the result of an infinite number of separate creative acts, which may well conflict with one another.
     In this process there is an all-including divine experience, and in it all the experiences of all events are divinely prehended, sufferings and conflicts as well as enjoyments and creative collaborations. This is the consequential being of God, which integrates all finite experiences within itself. The existence of this consequential nature necessarily has a causal influence on the way things go in the universe. But it is precisely an influence, registered with different strengths and in different ways by each actual event, guiding the universe towards satisfactory outcomes, but always leaving the creative decisions to the infinite number of events which constitute its own being.
     ... [I]n both systems there is an inbuilt tendency towards the good, as Spirit seeks the most enriching and creative future for itself and for all its constitutive parts.

~~*~~

Fractal Art by Shawn--"March 21 Gradient"


March 21 Gradient

~~*~~

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Pierwalker Log: May 26, 2018

Writing start: 10:08 A.M.
Finish: 1:50 P.M.
Total new words (est.): 0
Edited (est.): 10,400
Tasks

1. Failure: Special read-through (ch.19)
Notes: It's much better aligned now. I may actually be able to add new words to the manuscript next week. Imagine that!

2. Book Three Melody: Primary edit number five of chapter eleven.
Notes: It goes to Kye Monday!

3. Watson: Off till June 5

4. Love Story: Off till June 23

5. Ant story: Off till May 31

6. Dread Pirate Roberts (2): Off

7. T-Bag: Off

8. Fractalverse: Volume 5: I'll pick the fractals that will go into it Monday!

Extra notes: Solo. See it. See it. See it. It's one glorious two-plus-hour-long middle finger, in essence, into George Lucas' face and his decision to change a scene in the original film because it disagreed with his limping and contradictory life philosophy. If you're a fan of Star Wars, you know what scene I'm talking about. If you don't, don't sweat it. The film is fabulous. We're going back next Friday to watch it again.

I'm going to go outside in a few minutes here and do some gardening. It's Memorial Day Weekend here in the US (a confusingly titled holiday, I grant you), which means Americans are going to be out in droves drinking, camping, trashing God's creation, and generally doing everything except consider the actual importance of the holiday. In this day and age, that's downright dangerous.

We're getting to the end of The Partridge Family. We're midway through the final season. I may have told you, I may not have, that I'm going to write my own version of The Partridge Family, one much grittier, and set today, not nearly half a century ago. I'm no expert in music, but I think I can still do justice to the story, and the characters too. I should be starting on it before the end of the year.

Out to garden now. Talk at y'all Monday.

~~*~~