Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Blasphemy as Blessed Release

Haven't mentioned the aedicule for a long time. The word has it's origin in Latin and referred to a small shrine, that was inside, rather than outside. Kind of like an alter in a church only it didn't figure large, it was to the side in a quiet place were a person might converse privately with his or her god. My own use of the "aedicule," aside from the enjoyment of using the word as a politer curse during times of noncooperation from objects and fellow beings, has to do with the soul and spirit of objects rather than of creatures. And here when I think soul and spirit, it's a projection from my mind into the object rather than part of my peculiar understanding of the consciousness contained within matter. And don't worry, a person would be correct to think that I am a long way from being an empiricist. An odd attitude perhaps but it's a deliberate attempt on my part to avoid the pitfalls of monetizing value.

There are some who might call my attitude "beating the head against a brick wall." They could well be correct. However, I'd prefer to argue that our world would be better suited to the longevity and glory of our species if it weren't so devoted to trade. All very well putting a price on something like carbon emissions but the principle argument against it remains so apparently powerful that despite over forty years of evidence nothing has been done about it and most likely nothing will be done about while we all sit around waiting for someone in a garage to emerge with an entrepreneurial solution that will also create well paid jobs. The aedicule is more monk-like than a warrior, it accepts the realities of its existence, understands patience and it takes the long view as it calls to the future and it asks, "why was I made?"

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