Friday, October 5, 2007

Self Similarity

Trees have branches so that leaves can reach out for the sunlight, each leaf being given the opportunity to gather in the invisible photons that generate photosynthesis.

And clouds take shape from the invisible water droplets gathering together.

And here, I thought, when I took this picture over a year ago, is these two things illustrated. The clouds are like the branches, the branches like the clouds. They're self similar. The invisible becoming manifest, Robert Lawlor might say in his book, Sacred Geometry.

President Bush is in MSN news with the torture story. This is as good as any as an example of a political "fractal fabric". I was actually going to pursue Newt Gingrich and his alternate history books, notably Pearl Harbor, and too his warning of the Iranians in a kinda of declaration that they might develop an emp bomb...electromagnetic pulse bomb...Gingrich is a fabricator! Seems he must have read the Talbot Odyssey too!

Anyway, I had this all worked out during the day...lemeethink...

A stitch in the fabric

They find cloth from ancient Indians in Florida, and its weave is distinctive, and from this minute evidence, I imagine them looking at the stitching through a microscope , they can extrapolate how sophisticated these Indians were--they're whole culture, they're fabric.

(*Some skeletons were found with especially fine cloth, suggesting some of the dead enjoyed a special status, but not necessarily a society of kings and paupers. "In all likelihood, they had a egalitarian society." said James Adovasio, director of the Mercyhurst Archeological Institute in Erie, PA. The institute is overseeing the chemical preservation of the cloth.
Archaeology finds new picture of Paleo Indians By: Robert Suriano, Florida Today

A Stitch in Time

Otis Redding sang and wrote a song, Respect, that was sung by Aretha Franklin, who sang it so much better that Otis lamented that it wasn't his song anymore. A whole lot of Beatles songs, some they never sang themselves, have been sung by others, and done in ways that have made them their songs...Allison Kraus does "I Will" beautifully. A song resung by another in this fashion is called a "cover".

Cuckoos' Eggs

The Cuckoo takes over another bird's nest, lays its own egg in it, and then leaves. The other bird continues to sit on her eggs, but when the Cuckoo's egg hatches, this hatchling eats and kills the other bird's.


Seahorses when they're born are perfect little miniatures of their parents. If I remember right, this is what the English Elizabethans thought with their microcosm macrocosm notions that human birth was like...that there was a little replica of an adult. They thought sight was accomplished by beams shooting out from our eyes, too.

(from wikipedia
Macrocosm and microcosm is an ancient Greek schema of seeing the same patterns reproduced in all levels of the cosmos. It may have begun with Democritus in the 5th century B.C. or with Pythagoras and is a philosophical conception that runs through Socrates, and Plato all the way to the Renaissance. With Pythagoras, the discovery of the golden ratio and its philosophical conception called the Golden mean, the Greeks observed the golden ratio in many parts of the ordered universe both large and small. Philosophically, the Greeks were concerned with a rational explanation of everything and saw the repetition of the golden mean throughout the world and all levels of reality as a step towards this unifying theory. In short, it is the recognition that the same traits appear in entities of many different sizes, from one man to the entire human population.)

Bush uses the "successes" of the torture to justify the torture, but says the torture isn't torture. Actually, he is mouthing war without quarter, which Winston Churchill was better at with his notions of "total war".

The Japanese in The War are often depicted as officer when asked by a surrendering American officer if the Americans would be treated well when they surrendered, the Bataan episode, was told by the Japanese officer, "Of course, we're not barbarians." And the irony of this unfolds as the tales of the Bataan Death March is told.

The purpose of war is to defeat your enemy any way you can..."shock and awe" was supposed to frighten the Iraqis into compliance..."fear and torture"....Colin Powellish 'chivalry' blunts this barbarism somewhat...but his fabric is long gone.

They've hired an anthropologist to help with the effort in Afghanistan, and it's helping. Someone who has studied they found...

The alternate histories, and there are a lot of them being promulgated, notably the Holocaust deniers, are "Cuckoo Eggs"...Newts "Pearl Harbor" will displace in minds the "real" Pearl Harbor...and what he and the rest of Republican fabric is up to, has yet to be fully doubt something dreadful for the Democrats!

They say you vote just like your parents, the odds I mean, and yes, I always vote Democratic, which makes me part of that fabric!

A vote is the stitch, voting the weave, of Democracy.

Free Speech. Freedom.

Angels down two...hmmph...soon I wont have any California teams to root for!

Tropisms...roots grow down, the trunk and branches up, and the pursuit of the "invisible" moisture and sunlight, gives them their shape. That's right out of Lawlor.

And this from scripture....


Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; Ex. 20.13 · Deut. 5.17 and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:
but I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath aught against thee;
leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
Agree with thine adversary quickly, while thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.
Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.



Tree in the Door
Oct. 5, 2007

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