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- The Mute Papers: Day 20
(I took a three
month week vow of silence. I had some general rules and reasons posted here)
Whatever happens in The Abyss, remains in The Abyss, but what the traveller needs to know is this: the universe is a system of illusion and counter-illusion. In the human realm, the Wizard is at work everywhere: behind the controls which animate The Reaper Of Tongues; maintaining the system which feeds The Nightmare Engine; devising new and ever more sinister ways for The Enchantress to win the heart of the everyman. Or everyperson.
Silence is a menagerie. Perhaps, more to the point, silence is a metaphorical zoo. Literally, a zoo for metaphors. It is an interstitial zone; it is an illuminating device; it is a segue, enabling transformation. Silence is also very personal. The experience of silence is like a fingerprint, or the surface of internal organs. No two are the same.
Mostly, though, silence is a great speaker of truth. It is a zoom lens for self-reflection. It is Obama at the podium. It is the glass-bottomed boat in which you can sail over the history of yourself. Of course, this can be as sane as gargling with razors. Damocles was more comfortable. But once you hit on peaceful waters, well, let's just say that there may be no better way to travel.
Take care, keep safe, and stay beautiful,
With love and peace,