Erik Lindman — Human Personality
Past: September 14 → October 12, 2012
Active habits are strengthened by repetition but passive ones are weakened.
C. S. Lewis
Keep on opening the window. There’s the indelible strain arching across bristling, magnetic spires. After that: coronation with five thousand halos dripping, literally, with glory. Everything that was has fallen away from me; now only a throb echoes against itself. The trumpets, no longer limp, are ready. They wait, all attention, like soldiers. My sandals explode, one at a time. “Each leg is shorter than the other.” I can hear the knocking behind the door, but the door itself eludes me even as I smash my jaw against its threshold. But I don’t do that too often anymore. Rupture is the truth emerging via beauty, yielding astonishment. Astonishment is the dissolution of the membrane between awareness and truth. The Good is psycho-physiological electricity.
After the whole order blew apart, it became possible to separate the wheat from the chaff.