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Fossil Reverie

What was real and alive, is now real and a trace. A motionless image of motion, or not. It might be a record of rest, a pause to see where one is, is going, or has been. A rest to make sure that one is alone, when solitude is safety. Or with like, when others mean reliable responses, and a chance to make self. Although it is not really self, but another. Yet, to sow self means to be part of the future, and assume to influence it. The trace is a focused true touching, or a brush of mere passing, or a death mask impression of being. A chemically sculpted object, whose life motion and lyric sounds have stopped, and just missed its forced silence, while likes scurry away. It is an accidental graveyard, not planned, but allowed to exist by fixative fluids seeping through piles of grains, glued by near-surface actions, then cemented by pressure into rock that holds that pressure, and by holding, ignores it, while waves of waters flood through subatomic space looking for places that are perfect. Fossil traces are gifts from the earth gods.

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Date: 7/10/2019 9:30:00 PM
Lady Labyrinth, thank you. On the Stone Tape Theory, let me get back to you. So you know, because of my training, I'm an evidence-based field geologist. What I see, is what I know. And as a sedimentologist, I believe in in uniformitarianism (the present is the key to the past.) As a human being, I appreciate my senses and respect my cultural upbringing. That said, I feel more like a polytheist, I encourage everyone to read Melville's Moby Dick as a polytheistic manifesto. More later.
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 7/11/2019 8:20:00 PM
touché. facts, tangible evidence, are very important; they say there are some things that can't be explained. I believe, all things can be explained eventually. There is only one source, but you may be correct more than one god (small g). x
Date: 7/10/2019 8:19:00 PM
My favourite of the lot. I wonder what your view as a Geologist is on Stone Tape Theory. I'd be interesting in 'listening'. I have two geologists in my family.
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 7/10/2019 8:20:00 PM
You're writing is exceptional and I love that it is unique, i.e. based around your profession/knowledge.