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An Incendiary Matter [The Creative Spirit Is Contagious]

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Greetings, Beloved Darklings, Queerios, Style Fiends
& Ne’er-Do-Wells…

As the sun begins its descent here in this Babylon-on-the-Pacific commonly referred to as Los Angeles, I propose a Theme for The Evening, most beloved blogerati. [ to do with as you will — or conversely, as you won't ; who's to say? ]

fire, gif, animated GIF, three frames

Inspired by this GIF-tastic little gem I’ve reblogged, courtesy of the kind folks at Three Frames [ attribution hereby duly noted : please.uh-huh,and.thanks ]

The motif proposed is that of

ᐞ△ᐞ · f i r e  · ᐞ△ᐞ

Represented by a particular symbol with ancient ties to the practice of alchemy, Fire is elemental.

“The energy of life manifests in two forms : fire and air. While both are predominately active in nature, fire is the more active of the two, with air being slightly passive because of the partial water element in its makeup. Potential Matter manifests its energy as water and earth.”

“The alchemical sulphur, or soul, of a thing predominates in the animating principles of energy (fire) and intelligence (air). Alchemical salt, or the physical body of a thing, predominates in unconscious forces, psychic, and instinctual intelligence (water) and solid matter (earth). Alchemical mercury, or general life force, predominates in intelligence (air) and instinctual forces, and psychic energy (water), as such it is the link, or bridge, between the higher forces of sulphur and the lower body of matter.”

[ sourcery ]

Nevertheless, my intent behind this post is not to point you in a single direction, but rather propose a topic to set one’s rhetorical embers ablaze, so to speak…

fire dancer, animated .gif

SΔID ·  ΔNOTHER  ·  WΔY :

What role does fire play in your life?

Is it astrological?
[ Aries, 8th of April, in my case ]

Psychological?
[ Something you fear / something that incites desire, or is erotically-charged? ]

Or, better still:
Upon seeing or hearing the word,
Are there connotations that have little or nothing to do with what I’ve mentioned?

[ "Firestarter (3)" by Elizaveta Porodina ]

Whatever medium[s] of communication you might choose : words of your own, or that of another; photography [ ditto, self-created or reference points of inspiration ]; technology [ case in point: the animated .GIF embed herein ]; paint pencil canvas paper spray paint graffiti billboards buildings a keyboard the cello lit candles incantations magic mayhem…

Whew! Let me try that again . . . By whichever / whatever means you might choose, I look forward to seeing not just how you respond to me, but rather, something infinitely greater: the universal dialogue of creative expression, and the means by which it connects us, asserts our relevance at a specific moment in time.

Within / among / along the infinite umbilical cord that connects humanity ; the splendor of nature ; the universe.

Please Note: ISO attribution for photographs and / or uncredited GIFs. I discovered these “unsourced” posts during excavations at ImageShack, Imgur, TinyPic, et al, and would like to give credit wherever due! Thanks.

[ "The Dispossessed" by Bansidhe ]

[ "Hell" by *Rog* ]

[ "Fimmvörðuháls 3" by Rüdiger Þór ]

black candles, gif, macabre, animated gif

skull, gif, cigarette, animated GIF, The Doom Generation

gif, Red Hill, animated gif, fire

[ source : Three Frames via tumblr ]

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