Sublimation

The following has nothing to do with music.  I’m enjoying this time in my life where I’m not afraid to play.  It’s the best way to learn.

Sublimation has many definitions.  Let’s go through some of them:  Scientifically, it is the transition from a solid directly to a gas.  Alchemically, it’s the transmutation of a lower base material such as copper into a higher one like gold or silver.  Psychologically, it’s the transference of the innate carnal instincts of creation and destruction, (libido/mortido,) to higher forms of expression such as art and civilization.  Spiritually, it’s transcendence.

Sublimation I
The first of a little series of 4 self portraits that sort of just made themselves through an unconscious process, like following a road you’ve never been down for a reason you’re not sure of, until you arrive.  Every day I wake up and find myself deeper in a dream that’s half my creation and half creating me.

 

 

Sublimation II
There is this voice in the back of my mind telling me that I haven’t the slightest what I’m doing, and mostly it’s correct.  We all have that voice.  The enemy.  The one that tries to convince you who you are and who you aren’t.  But it’s a trick.  Even when you don’t know what you’re doing, even when you’re doing something wrong: Darling you are everything. Don’t forget it.

 

 

Sublimation III
I don’t know why I do the things I do, but as long as I have skin and hair and bones and nails, do I Will.  What good can come from reaching for answers, when the Truth is outside of your sphere?  Cause and effect are infinitely intertwined, and from our current position, the beginning is at the end.

 

 

Sublimation IV
Face yourself.  Turn your depths to heights, your sorrows to gold, your secrets to universal truths.  Life is a long game of hide-and-seek, but not long enough.  Count quickly, the years are counting quicker.  One way or another, all Shadow comes to Light.

 

 

 

 

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