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Resolute Windiness - Steady as She Blows

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Resolute Windiness - Steady as She Blows

All my possessions for a moment of time.

- Elizabeth I (1533-1603)

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Resolute Windiness - Steady as She Blows

Inspired by Elizabeth I's (1533-1603) quote, "All my possessions for a moment of time". The titled responsion emphasizes the finite time that we have on this planet, as a species and as a self.

Elizabeth I of England - planksip
Elizabeth I was Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. Sometimes called The Virgin Queen, Gloriana or Good Queen Bess, Elizabeth was the last monarch of the House of Tudor
What does Elizabeth I of England have in common with other intellectual giants of the past? Find out on planksip.

The possessive nature of human nature is but a perversion of sorts, a virus-like mechanism for exponential growth and a reflection of our "divine" right to rule. Taken within a larger context, the biodiversity of our planet, the delicate (yet resilient) ecosystem from which we emerged is not a guarantee but a gift. Life in the "present" and imagine what we could all accomplish if we steadied our civilization and orientated ourselves towards the common Good. Good God, haven't we heard this over and over again throughout history? The answer would be yes, but that is not the end of the story. For-me, I am a Platonist without the non-Goodness in itself.

The Anthropocene Defined

Inspired by William Faulkner's (1897-1962) quote, "I believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail". The titled responsion may suggest a final chapter of sorts.

William Faulkner - planksip
William Cuthbert Faulkner was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi. Faulkner wrote novels, short stories, a play, poetry, essays, and screenplays.
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Remember, the "of sorts" suffix to a statement is a statement of my Aesthetics, a return to holistic beauty. This particular ordered arrangement requires some further meditation. I have said elsewhere that the definition of Anthropocene, otherwise known as the Age of Man, is simultaneously God-like and prophetically "extinctive" in nature. What exactly comes next?


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