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One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star. -Nietzsche

  February 21, 2021

Raging Fires

The hottest flames are often extinguished too quick. This might be the nature of energy burning impossibly hot through a system that cannot contain such fires, or could be an unconscious system realization that the system it occupies will inevitably fail early and thus there is no sense holding reserves for a future that will never be. Burn 'em while you've got 'em.

They quickly assemble complex skills to maturity, ready to deploy at a high level within a decade. In the next decade or two they accomplish far more than normal people could if given a thousand years. An efficient urgency unfolds, rarely taking a breath.

At full throttle the pace leaves all behind. No one will ever again run this wild in this direction for this long. They plunge headfirst into dark unexplored unknowns, gradually feeling its contours and adjusting while on the move, applying their mastery to the situation. We are blessed to find out what exists down untrodden paths otherwise inaccessible, and for the wild spirit this is a tremendously rewarding adventure.

The benefactors of humanity typically go unnoticed or misunderstood and set about a mission with great resistance, sacrificing themselves and often their health as part of a strange deal.

So impressed was the legendary Rostropovich with his young pupil that at the end of her study with him, he declared her "the only cellist of the younger generation that could equal and overtake own achievement".
[Rostropovich on Du Pré]

May some untamable creature appear and make its own path, as it cares not to endure safe nothingness, and can do no other.

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