Monthly Archives: June 2012

‘GOD IN HEAVEN’

Quite apart from populist notions of the sun in the sky, there is arguably a sense in which ‘God in Heaven’ could be said to correspond to the proximity of the lower brain and/or brain stem to the spinal cord … Continue reading

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BEHIND OR BEYOND THE SKY?

There is nought beyond the sky but what we – and possibly equivalent life forms elsewhere in the Cosmos – put there.  But there is a hell of a lot behind it, in the deeper regions of space. An element … Continue reading

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AN HONOURABLE ATHEISM

Truth is the reflection of Joy, God, or godliness, the reflection of Heaven.  Like candlelight to candle-flame, the former wouldn’t exist but for the latter, which is its essential precondition. But even though we see candle-flame as candlelight, the outer … Continue reading

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A TYPICAL ENGLISH DAY

A dull, lacklustre day weighing heavily upon the soul and causing one to feel morose, trapped in a world without light or hope.  Such days, alas, are all too frequent in England! In fact, it was a day when, in … Continue reading

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SKY AND CLOUDS

The sky meditated upon the clouds and came to the conclusion that, as interlopers from below, they were having it too easy.  So, with the help of a brisk wind, it began to blow around them until they were transformed … Continue reading

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ARTIST AND PEOPLE

No artist or serious writer should be obliged to live with ‘the people’ – all those who try to deride and disparage and generally discourage one from being true to oneself and one’s creative vocation.  If, as a practising writer … Continue reading

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FANCIES AND OBSERVATIONS

A great ball of dense cloud hovered over the landscape like a UFO or, rather, a flying saucer.  Indeed, had there been a kind of tornado-like funnel or spout issuing from it, one might have supposed that an alien abduction … Continue reading

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WAR AND PEACE AS ALPHA AND OMEGA

The enemy of peace, now as before, is – you guessed it – woman!  Hence life as it generally obtains in the world is fundamentally a condition of war (strife) in consequence of the execution and perpetuation, primarily though not … Continue reading

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AN ANALOGICAL TAKE ON HOODS AND UMBRELLAS

It could be said that the dichotomy – even polarity – between ‘Cavaliers’ and ‘Roundheads’ in the English Civil War, that is, between flouncy-hatted royalists and round-helmeted parliamentarians, has a latter-day parallel of sorts in the distinction, for purposes of … Continue reading

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CLOUDS REFLECTING ICEBERGS

It was one of those skies that resemble an iceberg-laden sea, with plenty of pale blue in between the strung-out puffy white clouds.  Now even if clouds are not exactly to pilots what icebergs are to mariners, nonetheless there is … Continue reading

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