NATURAL LAWS


1. TIME

Two lines run in opposite directions from a common center.  One line remembers; the other line forgets.  Gravity pulls them outward along a sphere until they merge again.

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forget                                                                  remember


 

2. GRAVITY

Gravity gives weight to objects. It also gives time its shape. Its sound is a low hum. The hum is a result of vibrating contact between forgetting and remembering. Gravity is physical in the same way consciousness is physical.

 
 

13. CINEMA

Cinema is a form of light which colonizes memory and manipulates time either by compressing or expanding it.  It is a positive illusion, although, at times, a sense of weight is felt just beyond the parameters of the frame.  Frozen stills will sometimes reveal the weight of colonized memory.

 
 

21. SUPERPOSITION

A naturally occurring moment in which seemingly unrelated memories and future events converge poetically onto one operating table.  A superposition doesn’t occur outside of time, but rather, directly on top of time, and in so doing, reveals it.  The momentary compression of time and space is a form of actualized illusion.

 
 

22. QUANTUM ENTANGLEMENT

What is seen is only half-seen.  The other half lies hidden elsewhere. When the connection is made, one discovers the whole. With each discovery of the “second half” a new “first half” is also made visible. Just as it seems the two halves become one, another crumb suggests a lengthening trail.

 
 

23. WILSON PRICE HUNT EXPEDITION

A North American overland expedition seeking to reach the west coast at the mouth of the Columbia River.  Wealthy entrepreneur John Jacob Astor and former president Thomas Jefferson sought to establish a west coast sister republic to the United States of America.  Many in the expedition party perished or vanished along the way.  They continue to search for each other while heading west.

 
 

24. GRAVITATIONAL RIPPLE

When two black holes merge, a distortion in spacetime occurs sending a ripple across an incredible distance. What is recorded by modern scientific instruments is an ancient event known to have occurred eons ago.  But, in another sense, to have recorded it at all indicates that it is still occurring at this very moment.

 
 

25. BLACK HOLE

Containing immeasurable mass and light it holds all that has ever approached it in its depths. At the bottom of a black hole, there is no time. No one can see inside, but from within, one can see the entire universe laid bare.  Once entering its horizon, all that has ever been trapped inside rushes upward and all that will be trapped crashes down.

 
 

27.  RESURRECTION

When the River of Forgetting merges again with the River of Remembering.