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Thursday, 21 November 2013

Space-Time Webbing-Mapping


weaving
spinning world-views
creating outwardly
manifesting inward spirals
pathways


consider  a node
I call it 0
which is at the centre of a 3D matrix M
itself 
constructed from string
around five other nodes in space (fig 1.)

Fig 1.











consider it in 3D (fig 2.)
Fig 2.




















if, say, the rate of absorption of the string was constant, how long would it take for the dye to travel to each node?
what if other coloured dyes were added at other nodes?
what if each node was the beginning of another node?
ad infinitum
and what if the dyes were poetry
music
Beckett
people
Klee
thoughts
Heidegger
places?

What if... (fig 3.)

Fig 3.




















We all know what comes next:
a trip to the wood yard to get the makings of a compost bin.

Balancing reflection with activity is always a political issue.

In reality...
in real-ity
It's probably unlikely that the dye would be introduced spontaneously
far more likely a co-dependent, inter-be event
unless
there is a god
gods
chasing one another around Indra's web
on colourful poems of earthly delight
sparking jewels in the night sky
high above the cathedral spire
the other night (Tuesday)
Tew's day
there was magic in the air
that was the stuff of space
etheric
filaments of darkness
filling the space between heaven and earth
bearing witness to father
son
and holy ghost
crackling laughter
in the music of the night.

Sure on this Shining Night
"Sure on this shining night
Of starmade shadows round,
Kindness must watch for me
This side the ground.
The late year lies down the north.
All is healed, all is health.
High summer holds the earth.
Hearts all whole.
Sure on this shining night I weep for wonder wand'ring far
alone

Of shadows on the stars."*
(Rufus) James Agee (1909-1955)

*Source

Sure on this shining night. Morten Lauridsen