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    dots Submission Name: Narnia and others...dots

    Author: Outlaw
    Elite Ratio:    8 - 510/413/195
    Words: 741
    Class/Type: Prose/Misc
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    Stop this folly; are we children still? Come here and listen to me when I talk to you – even if you refuse to look at me in the eyes. Stop using the guise of your childhood to excuse your despise of the world before you: look at it, let it look at you. They’ve proven it scientifically, you know, that if you stare into eyes staring back at you, you sink deeper into love’s quicksand.
    It must be, you see – an accident to know warmth.
    She told me: “Deanna is starting Chemo tomorrow. She’s going to lose her hair, and won’t be able to have children anymore.” I told her: “Why doesn’t she have them before Chemo then?” I knew that by Chemo, she meant death, dying – I also knew that I meant the same thing. What I didn’t know was whether or not she understood that in my answer, but then again, I didn’t care enough to point it out. “You know I understand you, right? You, there… You” whatever, I wouldn’t even convince a five year old with that.
    It must be, you see – an accident to know warmth.
    English is a funny language, and here’s why. You have a set of words like: Moria, Narnia, Ataraxia, Shangri-La, e/utopia & euphoria, and chimera. What’s particular about this set of words is that, in a way, they all relate to happiness, or fear, but do not, all at once. For example, there’s moria which is the name of those ordained by God, but also a disease involving brain lesions which causes much euphoria. This leads to two new words: euphoria and chimera. The former is a sense of (usually exaggerated) elation, also etymologically defined as "power of enduring easily, fertility" – it’s funny because wiki says both “not typically achieved during the normal course of human experience.” “However” “euphoria has also been cited during certain religious or spiritual rituals and meditation.” Does that mean religious rituals and meditations are divine? If so, why is this atypical? Then there’s chimera, a fanciful monster usually only dreamt of. This shows you how precious life is when you’re a child unintentionally, because the booger monster keeps you company; be that with fear, for a short while which would otherwise be empty space he fills you with a fear of him, thereby making you forget the reality you face, death.
    It must be, you see – an accident to know warmth.
    What she never told me was that she, Deanna, had acute leukemia. Her first symptom was Sweet’s syndrome all over her feet, after something of a trip to Mexico. What shocked me even more is that they called a dollar, a “peso,” over there. Anyways, acute leukemia is called acute because it generally doesn’t take more than a few weeks to kill if left untreated. From what I understand, it has something to do with distraught blood cells crowding as if in protest the marrow of bones, thereby causing anemia. Anemia is like when a person is afraid of something and their face goes pale, only permanently.
    It must be, you see – an accident to know warmth.
    On the note empty space being filled, I bet you didn’t know that utopia etymologically meant, in its primeval sense, a “not place.” A place that is… not. Much like euphoria’s parallel to God, this word also means a perfect, ideal kind of place, or world. Cheap, isn’t it, how everything we seem to relate to happiness walks a very thin, slim rope between imaginary and non-existence leading to a place combining both anyways. This finality leaves us with our final three words: Narnia, Ataraxia, and Shangri-La. I think it is safe, rather, to say this: Narnia is a manifestation of the imaginary (and much like a dream, its happenings equate a minute portion of reality’s time), while Ataraxia is non-existence through the embrace of non-emotion and non-continuity, leaving Shangri-La to be a combination of the foregone. Particularly interesting to note is that Shangri-La can mostly only be achieved with an extreme isolation from the real, also known to be outside world.
    It must be, you see – an accident to know warmth…

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      Apparently, to lose ourselves in our own imagination, because happiness is so individual it can only be achieved in the mind, and not an actual place for every person alike is the greatest goal we could ever achieve.

    All those words, are just an attempt at describing each individual's perfect world.

    I like the way you write, as if you're there, on the opposite side of a table, explaining this to me over a few drinks, with me having one too many, whilst you remain honestly sober.
    | Posted on 2010-01-11 00:00:00 | by Urisen | [ Reply to This ]
      jesus I've rambled. So so sorry. Really. Sorry.
    | Posted on 2010-01-04 00:00:00 | by AlyRose | [ Reply to This ]
      This leaves me kind of dumbstruck and aching and hollow. In a good 'wow, you're evoking a lot of feeling' way, not in a 'this leaves me cold' way...

    Do you get that thing when you're reading fantasy books and you just start to wish so hard, please pease please I want another world to escape to, I want something other than this? I guess the thing with Narnia is that's it's utopia in the original definition.

    And I often think about the worlds we create, these utopias (and here both definitions will do), in our minds, these fantasies with so much depth and detail (or at least, I do) so that when I come back to the Real World I'm incoherent, unable to function. I also get that if I do a book-binge...escapism at it's finest.

    And, I guess more overtly in the old religions, but still these days with our ideas of heaven and hell, (and when I say more overtly, I'm talking about how much detail people used to give to their ideas of heaven, or hell. I mean, to say 'hell has a river. Heaven has fields, and places for the warriors to train and wrestle. There's a three headed dog guarding hell.')... I mean, so many people are just living their lives so they can get to their utopia of choice (or be reincarnated, but even that ends with nirvana if you do it well...). It's interesting, this original defintion. A not-place.

    And narnia makes me think of one of isabella's poems... eyes-closed-wished. yup. For somewhere else to be.

    This has a strange sense to it... it reads almost like automatic writing, like a chain of thought that you just let roll through you, but it's focused, too, at the same time, and it's polished (god, I hate telling people that they're polished, but I can never think of another word for it, other than neat, or finished, which feel equally crap)- that makes for good reading. It's good to follow thoughts like this when they've been honed, you know?

    *thinking thinking thinking*
    | Posted on 2010-01-04 00:00:00 | by AlyRose | [ Reply to This ]

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