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an end and a new beginning...
the past month has been filled with
ponderings on the turning of the wheel.
February is that time for me, a time of
beginnings and endings, birth and death -
the wheel turns, and spring comes.
Skadhi recedes and Freyja approaches.
i sit in stillness, awaiting, wondering
what this time, this revolution, will bring.
what will rise from the ashes?
what is waiting to be born?

cycles upon cycles, wheels within wheels.
the planets in their orbits, the moon
brings the tides, wave after wave.

i sit on that shore letting the waves
of history wash over me.  events
of all sorts set up synchronic resonances,
but we notice them most with the big ones:
explosions of joy, catastrophic impacts,
changes of great magnitude.
but if you allow yourself to drift on the currents,
you will notice them everywhere, in the
most unexpected places, the simplest of things,
in both trivialities and hidden gems.

do not cling to them, nor seek to make them stay,
for down that path lies madness and despair.
i have wandered those empty halls,
my footfalls echoing in cavernous reaches.
yet my cries of "where are you?" fall silent,
unheard, unreturned.  Chapel Perilous, the
house of a thousand doors and windows,
the wilderness of mirrors.  cease the quest,
for the Grail is not to be found there.

let go, close your eyes, return to the eve -
sand beneath your feet, the warm breeze
playing with your hair, and the sound of the surf...
breathe in, breathe out.  now is all there is -
this moment.  now is eternity, and the flame
that burns within you, your very life - this
is what is sacred.

there is no need to seek elsewhere.

the Grail is here.
the major recurring theme of my life. one piece of my exegesis, i suppose. a train of thought set off and inspired in part by the final episode (and the entire series, for that matter) of BSG.

"All this has happened before, and all of it will happen again."

But not necessarily in the same way.


speaking of the Grail, this image is so perfect:


check her stuff out.


for Sarah, wherever you are...

"I have never loved you more than I do in this very moment."

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Quite poetic. Yes, quite poetic indeed.
skulkey Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks.  this february past marked a decade since my marriage ended, and i left the Arizona desert a broken man.  four years before that, also in february, was when i married.  endings and beginnings...  i can't help but be depressed every year at that time.  sometimes i don't even realize why i feel that way.
Separating yourself from a person you lost yourself in can be a bitter ordeal.
skulkey Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it was bitter and maddening on every level imaginable.
Morpheus1035 Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
"Each of us plays a role; each time a different role. Maybe the last time I was the interrogator and you were the prisoner. The players change, the story remains the same. "
-Leoben Conoy
skulkey Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
she was trying to teach you something, but you mistook the messenger for the message...
Morpheus1035 Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
"I have a soul. I see patterns. I know you, you're damaged. You were born to a woman who believed that suffering was good for the soul, so you suffered. Your life is a testament to pain. Injuries. Accidents. Some inflicted upon others, others inflicted upon yourself. It surrounds you like a bubble. But it's not real, it's just... It's just something she put in your head. It's something that you want to believe because it means you're the problem, not the world that you live in. You want to believe it because it means that you're bad luck. You're like a cancer that needs to be removed. Because you hear her voice every day and you want her to be right."
skulkey Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're not Leoben...
Morpheus1035 Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Never said I was
skulkey Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

thank you for the watch.

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