Greetings, Beloved Darklings, Queerios, Style Fiends
As the sun begins its descent here in this Babylon-on-the-Pacific
commonly known as Los Angeles,
I propose a ‘Theme for The Evening’
[ to do with as you will—or conversely, as you won't,
if that's the case ]
Inspired by this GIF-tastic little gem I’ve reblogged,
courtesy of the kind folks at Three Frames—
[ attribution hereby duly noted, please.&.thanks ]
The motif proposed is that of
ᐞ△ᐞ · f i r e · ᐞ△ᐞ
Fire is Elemental.
“The energy of Life manifests in two forms, Fire & 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 & Earth.”
“The Alchemical Sulphur, or Soul, of a thing predominates in the animating principles of energy (Fire) & intelligence (Air); Alchemical Salt, or the physical body of a thing, predominates in unconscious forces, psychic, & instinctual intelligence (Water) & solid matter (Earth); Alchemical Mercury, or general life force, predominates in intelligence (Air) & instinctual forces, & psychic energy (Water), as such it is the link, or bridge, between the higher forces of Sulphur & the lower body of matter.”
[ source ]
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…
SΔID · ΔNOTHER · WΔY :
What role does fire play in your life?
Is it astrological?
[ Aries, 8th of April, in my case ]
[ 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?
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 ]; paint pencil canvas paper spray paint graffiti
billboards buildings a keyboard the cello lit candles incantations magic mayhem…
However, 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, &
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: Seeking Attribution for Photographs &/or .GIFs Without Credits Listed
[ "Unsourced" posts discovered via ImageShack, Imgur, et al ]
— Thanks! —