Monday, 30 January 2012
Contemporary, latter-day and newfangled. It is to the optimist the very inception of an era of advance and prosperity. To the critically minded, a cessation of the values that formulate the very essence of intellect, culture and the richest of customs. An evident line of innovation on both the social and political fronts, a critically acclaimed facet of the international community, the definitive rebirth. An advent of upheaval and revolutionary feat bound by a passion to conquer heights never before ventured. Modernism is truly an examinable facet of the arts, the humanities and the vast circles of intellectuals. A concept shrouded with both doubt and skepticism, yet continues to exhibit a vividly vibrant means of gazing back onto the shortcomings of the past and instigating stances to institutionalise a promising future. While it may be approached with a critical mind, particularly pertaining to the implications it proposes upon the essences of tradition and convention that are envisioned as noble products of the ancient, historic and memorable periods; modernism holds profound impressions upon the intellectual sphere, with controversy stemming from all four corners of the globe. It is the establishment and ordaining of modernism that is held guilty of diminishing and devaluing the assets of tradition we hold central to the spirit of man and the psyche. Scholarly figures have either arisen in recognition and regard or deflated with devaluation and little acclaim with the progress of modernistic sentiment, especially the theological and spiritual facets. It is held with fundamental truth in many circles that the preservation of a scholar, as both a figure of intellectual and spiritual proportions, is heavily dependant on the revival and survival of a traditionalist education. Crafted from the venerable principles of wisdom and spirituality, the traditionalist education consistently dominates the intelectual circles, dictating their stances, providing a means and preserving the conventions that arte upheld with adherence and regard. The modernist ideology finds much opposition and rivalry concerning the feasibility of a traditionalist education. Combating the relevance, practicality and viability of tradition, envisioning modernism as an end to a means, the route towards a road of flourishing thought and contemplation. Regardless of ones stances, whether traditionalist or modernist, one must recognise the cruciality of the purest of substance, the very essence of the theology, the spirit and the faith. It is the wisdom propagated by both schools that is gelatinous, mouldable, variable and ever-changeable. The essence remains constant, uniform and absolute. A permanent manifestation of a single-saving truth, an accesible and attainable reality. The essence of the theology, faith and spirituality is readily and all-too often unacknowledged, disregarded; with the schools of thought, whether modern or traditional, from which they derive attacked and subject to merciless criticism. Such a collective and mass disregard is the culmination of sheer ignorance and narrow-mindedness, short-comings that fuel and dictate the incomprehension of this single, saving essence. For if a scholarly figure approaches the theological fronts without a comprehension of the essence of spirituality, he becomes no more superior that the laborer who has attained a higher order of comprehension. So in turn, this feud between the likes of the Traditionalist and the Modernist is predominately a complaint of scholarly proportions. One perpetuated by the ever evolving thought of those scholars that have attained a degree of modernism, but continue to regard and uphold with the most sincere of sincerity the very essences of the theology and spirituality.
Saturday, 28 January 2012
An invaluable, indispensible treasury. Bound by the essences of the literary mastery it harbours and the transcendent worth it perpetuates. Lively and fiery with the essences of sagacity, prowess and intellectualism. Composed and compiled, criticised and commended; it has produced a profound impression upon the humanities, the very sciences and the arts that convey the purest of abstractions. A definitive literary species, the ascent of the anthology as both a compilation and culmination is ever deserving of commendation. The sheer capacity to ordain and convey literary pieces of the highest and most venerable of stature, a dexterity to unite, to divide and compare. The anthology as a literary tool heavily accessible to the repertoire and armamentarium of the theorist, linguist and the thinker. Traditionally, the role of the anthology as a tangible literary reality was centred on the prospect of a substantially limited and constricted line of sustained appeal and interest. The anthology was merely a tool, a reference, analogous to that of a lexicon which dominated the literary species. Its variety and ever-flourishing coverage of the works and times that consumed the past, are dictating the very present and shall pen the future. The traditional and dogmatic, conventional role was a tool accessible in times of which one was in need of inspiration, of counsel and a catalyst to drive and gear their literary ventures. The anthology continues in many respects to uphold this constricted traditional role but when one ventures deeply into the true annals of thought, the literary master-pieces that dictated the progress of contemporary literature; one realises an essence. An essence where the anthology is subject to a sustained and praised setting, one which removes the temporary periodical circumstances of tradition. The anthology is the definitive treasury, this being an empirical truth on the basis of countless experiences with literature of ever shape, colour and proportion. A compilation, beautifully and majestically crafted. Abundant with substance, copious with flavour and sensation. Producing the effect of synaesthesia, thought provoking and inspiring. For when one pores over that of an anthology, there remains an ordained purpose, a transcendent unity of the words and prose of the writers and theorists. A stream of substance voyaged adventurously by the intellectual in search of a single-saving truth. It is only in an anthology that realities are given full play and projection. The unity and binding of a multitude of styles, a copious abundance in wisdom and a provocative form of accessible and attainable literature. It is only through the complete and thorough consumption and digestion of an anthology that yields the conquering of a front, the giving of full-play and full-projection. The anthology remains a literary species of extreme variability and proportion, a species that is dependent on purpose in order to ordain substance, a very essence that will capture, grasp and conquer the psyche from every approachable angle when composed in a seamless and uncompromising manner. Anthologies, more contemporary specimens, seem to conquer and address almost all fronts and provisions. They exploit the enduring brilliance of those literary men and institutionalise themselves a degree of pre-eminence as both a literary authority and a companion to that of the contemporary, the historic and the classic.
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Documenting the very abstractions of thought is nothing short of tedious and ever- perplexing. A task bent on the pinpointing and unearthing of a stream of cognition, bound by a passion to establish a pristine breakthrough. Breakthroughs that seek to revolutionise and transfigure the nexus of thought we consider as our source of intellectual enlightenment. As an intellectual, poring over the vast myriad of literature can yield unexpected progress, often as a result of meticulous contemplation or simply out of the thinnest of air. But what if that which was yielded spanned millennia and illustrated a very state of mind, a mentality, a state of being? A reality upheld discretely and covertly by academic and intellectual circles of the highest eminence, one that was obliged to manifest itself through an infinite array of forms. One that could simply not be demonstrated, documented in the literary forms. Such a conundrum is deeply interwoven throughout that of the academic road, the paths and schools of thought. A conundrum concerning that of the attainable, the accessible but remains seemingly unfeasible and impractical to maifest in a systematic fashion. Such an abstraction is derived from that of Eloquence. Having been pondered for is conventional and dogmatic role as a means of articulation, it assumes an esoteric role outside of that platform. One that dictates a psychological, ethical and intellectual state of being, one that moulds and forges a personality from the essence of the psyche. The psyche remains beyond that of the self, the being, rather it is the essence of the intelligent being, the purest of its substance. An abstraction such as that eloquence is nothing short of profound, but documenting its every mechanics that lie behind that of the mechanism is one that has teased the intellectual mind, provoked and instigated a faceless and nameless challenge. A challenge that seeks to pore over the self, the mind and portray its dexterity and sheer capacity as both trivial and backward. Such sensations of inferiority are evoked and portrayed by that of the abstraction, for it is ever accesible, every attainable but no where near the proximity of portrayable. Eloquence in the strictest and simplest of literary terms can be extracted from an analogy, for it is analogous, similar and comparable to ink that flows freely from that of the ball point biro; the water that flows liberally from that of the faucet. To the exoteric mind, such analogies are two direct representations of a flowing and flourishing entity. To the mind of the esoteric, the intellectual; these literary analogies are a preeminent declaration of absolute fluency, of a flawless and seamless cognition. For ink is the converger onto the nexus of thought and the water, the moist, fluid inspiration. Eloquence can be portrayed from a range of psychological fronts that seek to reason the workings of mind and behaviour. The lack of a definitive eloquent entity or eloquence itself is predominately linked to that of the conundrum, that the abstract realities are excessively accessible and attainable, yet they remain alien to representation and definition. This stands as more than a philosophical statement, rather as a logical encounter with a product of cognition and contemplation, for philosophy remains the essence of thought and not the essence of abstractions that arise from that of thought. Eloquence has been attained in a number of measures by prominent historical figures knowingly and obliviously by some of the more contemporary thinkers. It is our obligation and our commitment as possessors of a substantial measure of intellect to uncover and unearth these pristine abstractions and forge a junction between that of the abstract and the literary. A junction between eloquence and a defining model...
Friday, 20 January 2012
A figure of the highest stature. Revered, regarded and acclaimed within some of the most prestigious of academic circles. A leader and a dignitary of modern thought, the very authority of literary prowess. Having converged on landscapes never before ventured and attained heights none can conceive, he profoundly transfigured the academic realm, from a nexus of thought, to a philosophical mysticism. Pushed the envelope further than ever and established a pristine standard, that many attempt to emulate but fail to replicate. Aldous Huxley remains an intellectual personality worthy of an intimate analysis. Master of the literary and philosophical fronts, his controversial but masterful stances paint the portrait of an inquisitive and inquiring psyche. One willing to exploit the intellectual and academic resources at hand to institutionalise on an independent platform a legacy of literacy and thought at its purest. A legacy lively and fiery, maintained by the myriad of texts he authored, edited and criticised. Huxley's interest spanned several intellectual specialties; with his avocational of the use of psychedelics, arising from his interests in mysticism and the literary mastery he fabricated, one can foresee an evident line of profound implications. Implications that transfigured the intellectual circles and shook the social fronts. His publication of, Brave New World, arose from an interest in the rise of political and social dystopias. Huxley was an artist, a sculptor of language, wit and wisdom. The definitive intellectual, a witty and eloquent psyche, coupled with a flawed and controversial world-view. Huxley maintained fame and reverence through both his literary capacity, his sheer dexterity to compose a gripping and intellectually enlightening text. In conjunction with such a prowess, he assumed several stances on the mystical fronts. His post-second world war anthology, The Perennial Philosophy, revived a long-lost philosophical movement deeply rooted within a belief that the multitude of theologies are direct espressions of a single, saving truth. The Perennial Philosophy, outlined in the deepest of detail Huxley's capacity well beyond the literary fronts. His analytical outlook of theology and the mysticism that accompanied it. Huxley's philosophy when the tables turned to Hallucinogents and consciousness altering drugs were a combination of advocacy and support. Huxley believed in attaining an accessible yet higher realm of consciousness, that would steep mystical and spiritual discovery. Currently, the frenzy concerning Huxley's excellence and intellectual brilliance is fed and fueled by the very liberal and academic culture he fabricated unknowingly. A culture where thought was an esoteric and an exoteric reality, that a higher order of being was attainable and the popular prospect of an untapped 'Human Potential'. It is Huxley's personal relation to his philosophical and spiritual ventures that coins a standard contemporary and living scholarly intellectuals overlook. To produce a personal and erase an impersonal attachment with his philosophy and thought. For when one reaches a personal attachment to thought they attain a higher more superior order, one unsurpassed, yet subtle and invisible to the public eye. Huxley's advances, intellectually gives much clue to his internal cognitive function. An unmatched passion, a lust for knowledge and a quest to conquer ground never before ventured. It was and remains his polymathic intellect that conquers ground and elevates his legacy as a flourishing and enigmatic intellectual. But such an acclaim comes as a result of laborious and inexhaustible toil. As a direct result of Huxley's intellectual dimension...
Monday, 16 January 2012
Neither thought, feeling or emotion. Not a product of secretion nor a hormonal reality, rather a basis for holism, the facets that constitute to the health of the mind, body and soul. Pondered and challenged, documented and experienced, it remains elusive and ill-defined as an ever impending force of spiritual and political proportions seeks to rectify the short-comings of man. Backed by millennia of spiritual enlightenment and thought provoking wisdom, he has dumb-founded and astounded, even his western counterparts. "I believe that the purpose of our life is to seek happiness..., for the very motion of life seems directed towards happiness", proclaims the Dalai Lama, the preeminent symbol of the Buddhist faith and the Tibetan state. A man doused with wit and wisdom, one that is quoted by many and 'worshiped' by that of others. The Dalai Lama is the living, breathing and pondering representation of the philosophical, theological and spiritual yearning for happiness. A man, the representative of a faith rich in holism. But the Dalai Lama's quest to seek, pursue and capture the very essence of happiness is one that has morphed into some profound experiences. While claiming to have attained some measure of happiness, the Dalai Lama has reached broadly out to his western counterparts and has demonstrated in an indiscriminate manner how the spirit of happiness can be attained 'by training the mind'. By exposing the mind to a routine, one that exposes its value, ponders its blessings and seek the comfort of human warmth and compassion. Buddhism as portrayed by that o the Dalai Lama is a faith of well defined and abundant spirituality, for when one conquers the spirit he has the dexterity and the very capacity to reach an uncompromising state of equilibrium. A state of 'inner-peace' of tranquility and serenity. The Dalai Lama stands as a figure of serenity, of self-fulfilment and a certain degree of happiness. Whether represented by the smile of a face or the product of one's behavioral cognition, it has been overlooked by countless western institutions, specialities of the mind and of cognition. This brings a proposition, of how a civilisation copious in wealth, power, influence and dominance has yet to conquer to spirit of happiness. Its essence and ecstasy remaining in the wise hands of those who seek the inner from the outer, the Tibetan, the Dalai Lama. A representation of faith in conjunction with calls for tranquility, diplomacy and an interfaith unity. The Buddhist ideology on the reality and the concept of happiness seems indiscriminate of any faith or theology, rather capturing, uniting and ever-encompassing. This transcendent unity build upon a very spiritual and world view, one natural and unadulterated. It seems if one had prior knowledge or a mastery in the ethos of Buddhism and approached its annals and the prospects proposed by that of the Dalai Lama, they would build no correlation between a faith distinct in nature and substance from all other faiths, rather they will foresee a call, a conviction, a very commitment towards the spirit of spirituality; the state of equilibrium. It also becomes apparent that clerics and scholars from differing schools of thought or faiths overlook the spirit of love and compassion and of happiness. Except placing the microscope upon that of jurisprudence, law and theology. Such clerics fail to make faith an accessible and attainable reality and diminish the very essence that makes man human. The Dalai Lama through his western oriented encounters disseminates, a faceless and nameless wit, one that seems not belonging or correlating to a faith or a political ideology. His happiness, propagated by that of his saffron robe and his rimmed spectacles, by his pondering and untroubled nature...
Sunday, 15 January 2012
As the subject lies helplessly, anxious by the Frankenstein nature of his surroundings, he ventures into a dimension unknown to his senses but native to his psyche. The colossal machinery analytically swarms round his body, releasing discrete levels of electro-magnetic energy. His body absorbs and reflects the waves as his physiological processes are short-changed by this new toil. And as the subject is aware of the nearing end, the specialist arms himself with the end-product. Black, upon white, upon grey, yet all so revealing of the inner anatomy. The specialist sighs with a sorrow tone, as the malignant mass makes itself apparent on the seemingly uninterpretable scans. The esteemed specialty of radiology is becoming an increasingly critical facet of a physician’s armamentarium. A very discipline with both the capacity and the signature dexterity to combine a differential diagnosis with a detailed outlook of the body via that of diagnostic imaging. Armed with an intimate knowledge of the anatomical fronts, radiologists make their discipline one that the likes of surgery and therapy are increasingly dependent on. With the discovery of the radiograph, better known as’ x-rays’, by Wilhelm Rontgen in the late 19th century, a field was founded on the concept that imaging was the junction between an accurate diagnosis and a radical, curing treatment of the disorder. The medical establishment honours the conquering of the physiological fronts, but questioning how big a role the specialty of radiology has to play throughout the establishment is nothing short of revealing and controversial. It is an avenue many have ventured, yet few have returned with a literary account of their experiences. While radiology remains the specialty; the radiologist, the specialist and the diagnosis, the specialisation; it becomes all revealing of both its internal and external affairs. Radiology is an exploitation of the advances made throughout that of imaging and the application of the anatomical basis of medicine towards that of a diagnosis. The radiological role is one of pre-eminence, but only to a fine point. The anatomical expertise is only a single approachable angle, while the wealth of protocol executed by that of the radiologist is indicative of a dual role in and around the medical community. The radiologist reviews, diagnoses and refers the patient to other physicians, who have the resources and prowess at their disposal to treat, heal and cure. The referring by that of the radiologist is akin to that of an attorney sending their client to a prominent law firm, for his capacity and individual resources do not suffice. Such an analogy is both flawed and mistaken, for the role of radiology is to make a diagnosis through that of imaging and not to therapeutically intervene on disease and disorder. This contradictory paradox is one of many controversies surrounding that of radiology and its root specialties. A paradox that exhibits the role of the physician or surgeon as both practical and worthy of absolute credit, while focusing complete disregard towards the diagnostic role played by that of the radiological discipline. And as the specialties ponder a revolutionary stance that will elevate their discipline, they share a transcendent unity, an intimacy deeply rooted within that of the medical establishment.
Monday, 9 January 2012
"The wit of one and the wisdom of many" or rather "A good maxim never out of season". Mere words upon letters upon wisdom. The very channel by which the literary fronts exhibit their rationality, their very autonomy and their sheer capacities. Whether seeking a time-honoured truth, or pondering some inspiration, the ever infinite realm of literature has endowed its user with the faculty of Proverbs. They stand not as a mere expression of logic or reasoning, rather they are the pilliars that reinforce the centre of our culture in a seamless and uncompromising fashion. They credit love and affection, denounce and vilify greed and propagate the propagation of knowledge. Bound by an inaccesible source of inspiration, they seem to thrive out of the thinnest of air, leaving the psyche to awe at it potential. Proverbs seem fabricated from an architectural basis. Their persistent prowess evokes a provokative sensation and their sheer sagacity and rationality leave no room for opposition or contradiction are indicative of a meticulous design. A design evoking stimuli, proving how synesthetic language and its faculties can be. Individuals lacking open-mindedness view language as a mere conveyance of thought through that of the linguistics we view native to our background, the intellectual seeks the next dimension, perceives the reality as the final frontier read to be conquered. Proverbs bridge the gap between the westerner and the easterner, the communist and the democrat, the theist and the atheist. What particularly intrigues the intellectual is the prospect that proverbs as a language mechanism are indiscriminate of their origin, occurring deep within the annals of the west down towards the publications of the Middle Kingdom. A treasury of neither economic nor social proportions, rather one of sagacity, of wisdom and eloquence. An impending and accesible force assuming the modest role as a kernel of logic. Logic is unquestionable when placed in a systematic and intuitive order. Likewise proverbs gain their notoriety from their ability to capture, to grasp and captivate the faculty of the psyche that seeks logic and reasoning. The mastery of the linguistics and the multitude of concepts covered from the patriotic love of ones nation to the destructive nature of deceit adds to this respect. Sagacity comes in many forms, but its literary nature makes it a conquerable reality for the average individual. Proverbs are the spirit, the very genius and wit of a nation as proposed by Bacon and the essence of literacy and sagacity to the intellectual. They are the hymn of motivation, harborer and restorer of persistence and endower of hope. The lifeless, breathless manifestations of human thought. Infallible entities, for the holders of fallibility remain their crafters. And as we converge onto a new era, one where the advent of modernism will almost certainty eliminate the social and cultural tenets we hold central to that of the past, proverbs remain timeless, their proximity infinite and their true connotations limitless. It is the central prospect that proverbs as both a literary armamentarium and as a kernel of sagacity are accesible that is certain, indiscriminate of the circumstance. But the very attainalbility of the intellectual remains a variable, a conquerable feat belonging to those whose psyches are of a worthy and virtuous nature. Proverbs are an essence, the purest substance of literary articulation and composition. Their usage, quotation and contemplation place them in a position of prestige and wisdom above all the literary fronts.
Sunday, 8 January 2012
From the very veil that guards the essence of her existence as a physical entity to the morality and dignity exhibited by his articulation, it stands as paramount to the nature of ethics in its simplest and most rudimentary form. A shroud that conceals and harbours what is the direct representation of beauty, of intellect or of wealth. One that places insurance upon the stability of the self on the individual and collective levels, one that is revealing to the point of reflection. The manifestation of modesty and its dissection throughout the various circles of thoughts has placed it in a position of detriment. A detriment that fails to conquer new ground for a concept attractive to the likes of controversy throughout the social and political ethos of the east and west. It has been modelled upon the ideals of faith and upon the ideals of those seeking that of truth and that of betterment. Modesty is akin to that of a pearl, firmly encapsulated within its shell. A shell of open-mindedness and of security, one that fosters a passion for wisdom and the mentality of a visionary. Such a pearl is safeguarded by the ideals of a concept shrouded in a taboo, for modesty remains a profound variant across culture and tradition. With boundaries restricted and narrowed, modesty remains little more than a mere ‘ethical principle’, practised by our forefathers. Fortunately, the nature of modesty is indeed accessible for it is both native and foreign to our senses. A principle beyond the annals of ethics and infiltrating with optimism into the social and political fronts we hold central to our existence. This is predominantly associated with that of the female. Such an attitude is approached with hostility by such a biological counter-part, a social and political statement; but in turn this sheds light upon the true value of an entity, a human being whose value has been neglected throughout history immemorial. The female is possessor of beauty, of elegance and femininity. An essence, in its purest is viewed as deserving of protection and of security. The essence of the female is conveyed manifestly throughout her physical and social manifestation. It is the marriage of the female with the eloquence and security of modesty that remains the equivalent of an unbreakable and impenetrable political and social ideology of purity and chastity. Modesty is disregarded, it is envisioned as the cessation of freedom and of autonomy. The female can only achieve absolute and unadulterated autonomy by dissolving the status quo that claims to be a sustainer of the values we pertain to freedom and liberty. For the status quo envisions society as a rigid and static reality, lacking any colour or variation. One where citizens are programmed according to the dogma, one were the female is denied her autonomy to reach a state prominence. It becomes critical in such an analysis to acknowledge the often flawed and failed attempts by nations that claim to be well acquainted with that of modesty. They fail to foresee the psychological and ethic faculties that are central to its culmination as a force of social and political proportions. Limiting the proximity of modesty to that of adornment is a profound diminishing of its implications. Deeming modesty as a threat to autonomy is an absolute malignancy.
Wednesday, 4 January 2012
With its signature manoeuvrability and its optimal visualisation, it continues to emulate a hallmark deep within the practice of modern medicine. Deeply rooted within the core of the minimally invasive movement, it conquers the unconquerable, seizing the likes of the most intricate of anatomical structures to the elaborate nature of the intercranial cavity. A methodology that grasps the very interests of the physician while keeping the moral and ethical interests of the impaired at heart. While rapidly establishing itself as both a practical and ethical feat, it has become an increasingly critical part of a the repertoire of the medical practise. Whether rigid and ventriculoscopic or flexible and steerable, endoscopy is the culmination of an optic revolution, rewriting the literature and retraining the technique and tactic of that of the physician. Finding its noble direction into some of the most respected and revered institutions, it establishes itself as a discipline, versatile and compatible, yet restricted and finite. Limited to the hands of those of those pioneering, instigating and practising it, the advent of endoscopy has weel proven the individual capacity of optics and their properties of illumination, resolution and versatility. One that employs a marriage, one of intimate proportions of the prerequisites of minimally invasive practice and the need for maximum manoeuvrability, while leaving surrounding, eloquent structures unscathed. Endoscopy is analogous to that of being a part or component of the landscape rather than a spectator of it. While the boundaries of modern medicine were being ever extended by the advent of the operating microscope, endoscopy was being fabricated and crafted from a simple and trivial, yet critical and decisive principle. To be a part of the anatomical structure, to gain first hand the nature of disease and to execute a successful procedure with as minimal as possible complications. The role of optics can be vividly illustrated through that of the application of lenses to spectacles, to correct and refine vision with a minimally invasive approach. Endoscopy continues to be the mainstay of physicians seeking a minimally invasive approach to some of the most infiltrative and invasive diseases and disorders swarming throughout the anatomy and physiology of the body. To gain unprecedented access with minimal trauma and fluid loss, to establish a radically profound advent of medicine. Endoscopic procedures are sky-rocketing with an exponential rise in the education of physicians, most encouraged by the steep learning curve instigated. An art, a specialty where techniques and protocol are directed towards innovation and medical mastery, one that provokes the flowering of prowess and competence. The immediate and successful progress attained by the endoscopic establishment is questionable, in relation to the innovation that is encouraged. It becomes increasingly and excessively challenging on a technical and cognitive level to formulate innovation where almost all complications have been adressed. It becomes the critical role of the physician, regardless of the extents of their expertise to push the envelope further than ever and establish innovation that produces an impression lasting for an incalculable period. Endoscopy, is essentially an innovative stance within that of optics and the movement for a minimally invasive approach, one that continues to elevate in reputability and credibility with the passing of generations of physicians. The visual and optic factor remains the predominant property of an endoscopic procedure, for it has institutionalised a methodology throughout the practise and the annals of medicine. A flexible yet steerable practise, tangible and accessible, a minimally invasive yet maximally effective approach.
Sunday, 1 January 2012
As I 'write', an unfamiliar, enigmatic sensation floods my senses. I perceive, conceive and gather the circumstances, a mere aroma, neither of olfactory significance nor culinary curiosity. The inception of a new era, one of twists, turns and absolute, seamless reflection. One that allows the psyche to fashion himself to a greater state of mind and being. One that fabricates excellence upon the seeds of failure of the past and one that allows ever-more time and toil to ones personal philosophy. There remain many fronts conquered and unconquered. For the inception of a new year acts as a symbolic gesture, either to tease or commemorate the long and time-honored efforts of the intellectual. A year is an extensive cycle, one that can be exploited to achieve brilliance or to fall to ignorance and narrow-mindedness. A cycle governed by the wheel of time, fertile ground for the mind to bloom, flower and its thought to preliterate. As we take an analytical glance back, we realise the culmination of thought, toil and eloquence that has forged our present character. The secretion of neurotransmitter and the electro-chemical processes of the mind behind a year's worth of sensation and reflection. We envision our dealings as citizens, our stances as intellectuals and our ever inflating appetite, our intrinsic love affair with knowledge and wisdom. Pushing the envelope more and more, we work against the dogma and evade the threatening nature of the trials and tribulations that sway our emotion and feeling. Consuming and digesting, while standing on the shoulders of giants and constructing a life-time of brilliance. Life remains no homogeneous pudding, it is an interconnected nexus of events, sensations, morals and lessons that contribute to that of a legacy. A legacy spanning decades, but its durability spanning eternity. We think of love and affection, it infinite facets and its noble philosophy. We ponder the act of pondering itself, anticipating the very essence of thought to cross our intellectual, philosophical and social paths. The ecstasy and the exhilaration, compacted into a minute nutshell we hold central to our existence. And as we converge into a a new era, we instill a kernel of wisdom into our colossal filing system, consolidating and applying, recalling and reflecting. We seek counsel and guidance from the divine, requesting a direction in conjunction with our faith and theology. And as we gaze ahead, we encounter the pinnacle of a mentality. A visionary, constructing yet another nexus of possibilities, one after yet another. We seek to conquer the unconquerable and cure the incurable, bound by our lust, our passion for a state of equilibrium, to continue to emulate our hard earned vision. Neither infallible, nor perfect, we vow to pursue legitimacy in our affairs, with the aid of our conscience and our inhibitions. As 'they' remain in fixed and uniform stances we conquer ground never witnessed in history. Pursuing eloquence and excellence we ponder the ink flowing liberally from that of the ball point pen and the liquid, fluid inspiration flowing from that of the faucet of wisdom. We are one indivisible, united and correlated. Impervious to temptation and destruction, to downfall and immorality. And as we look back and gaze ahead, it is all but a marvelous vista to be praised..