THWACK! TWANG! SHTONG! The hammer-strikes of the cosmic Smith crash into our emotional steel. Sometimes they come in a flurry, battering us so severely we are certain we will break. Some of us do. Other blows come just when we are at the height of our ecstasy, leaving a fearful scar that keeps us from soaring the high currents of our bliss. But every strike is simply a question. “Can you overcome this?” It is our answer to this challenge that will determine the character of our lives.
We often curse the Smith, imagining that we deserve the coddling of a benevolent teat. How dare we. The strongest steel makes the deepest cut, and we are here to penetrate the world as thoroughly as our Godhood permits. So the true warrior thanks the hammer, through gritted teeth and a wry smile. She knows she will overcome, and that gratitude leaves no scar. It isn’t easy. Neither is the path of the warrior.
[via Aubrey Marcus]
Hey! I made a little song. This is for everyone who’s had a turbulent year so far. It won’t be on it, but this is a precursor to the upcoming EP Entropy Increases, arriving some time soon!
Quotes from: “Complexity & Chaos” by Roger White, Narrated by Edwin Newman, © and (P) 1993 Carmichael & Carmichael, Inc. and Knowledge Products; “Entropy & the Arrow of Time” by Andrew Pontzen, April 18, 2009 https://www.youtube.com/user/apontzen
Check out a new tune by my amazingly talented friend Ed Skudder; a sneak peak at his upcoming Radar Guns EP, Entropy Increases.