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Occasionally I wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers.
Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now can prevent disaster later.


I don’t want to deal with people today. I’m not doing Halloween. I’m not at home. I’m at the local Starbucks.

Yes, I’m one of those drinking an overpriced beverage and staring at my computer screen like the World depends on my next move.

Of course, you won’t be reading this until the first, so I don’t know why I am telling you.

This autumn has been the most disruptive I can remember. Human idiocy abounds.

There are reasons why I do the hermit thing.

NW takes a deep breath and lets it out very s-l-o-w-l-y.

Let’s see. If it’s Tuesday, it must be technopagan.

There’s a raven I sometimes share breakfast with. He doesn’t care about human issues. He likes shiny stuff and tasty food. He lets me know when I haven’t brought enough.

There are times I would love to seal off the human world and never go there again. But I can’t do that. I promised a god, and past experience taught me that She will have her way and her word.

So I am going to talk about truth. A very specific kind of truth. You may have noticed a few months ago when I tweaked the site design, I changed the motto. And there I go, a few months ago? It was a year ago. Of course I was doing it before, check out the top of the sidebar.

Let’s talk about the truth I use. Because not just any truth would do. It has to be a truth reduced to it’s elemental state with all the extra fiddly bits taken off. It’s
doing more with less. Yes, that should sound familiar. It’s taken years of practice to learn how to do it well. It’s not a secret that should be shielded from the world. It’s something that more people should do.

But we don’t teach people to reach for truth. We teach them to reach for facts. And if they can’t find facts, we teach people to build facts from other facts. Or sometimes just from noise. We teach them that the World can be changed with facts. We forget that the Word rests on truths.

Here is truth.

You are connected.
You are in the World and the World is in you. Every time you touch another, you are touched. Every time you use your hand to caress another, you are caressed. Every time you use your hand to strike, you are injured.

Every breath you breathe is shared. Every step you take moves the World. Every word you speak echoes.

You are connected.
In the most basic way possible. You are tied to the World and through the World to the universe.

You are connected.
In life This Side, this is who and what you are. The Other reflects you. You reflect them.

And yes, this has practial considerations. You are tied to the World and that means
knots. People use knots all the time. The knots of belief. The knots of culture. The knots of loyality. The knots of ideology. The knots of panic. Shaped by thought and driven by passion.

People base their arguments on those knots.

Read that again.

People base their arguments on those knots.

Find the main knot and determine if it is truth.

Not fact. Truth.

If it is not, show truth.

That’s it.

Make of it what you will.

I’m going to go find supper until Trick or Treating is over.

see also Season of my idiocy

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