The Magician and The Wind #32 #cong19

Synopsis:

I suspect the prevailing wisdom is that “Community is a Comfort”.
In my world “Community Crucifies”.

4 Key Takeaways:

  1. Communities are Imperialistic.
  2. It’s hard work to be an anti-imperialist
  3. You have your own wind
  4. Blow your own trumpet

About Paul O'Mahony:

I’m not the man I was last year.

Contacting Paul O'Mahony:

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By Paul O’Mahony

The Magician turned her back to the sea
and spoke to the Wind:

“Come join us in our unity.
Take your place at the table,
you belong among us

“Together we grow stronger than our surroundings
We rise above the ground that supports us

“Feel yourself hugged by a multitude of villagers
eye’d with affection from every squinting window.

“Come inside your birthright
and sign the book of your life
written in invisible ink.

“Let us understand you better than you understand yourself.

“Let us guide you past the temptations
that fester under your skin.

“Let us make you whole.

“Our health, your health
Your health, our health.
Unity in unity.
Lose yourself in magic.

“Speak wind, speak our language.”

The Wind spoke:

“You touch me
In every orifice.
Your smell invites me into your cave.
I see your shadows
beyond the fire where I was forged,
your reflections on my mind.

“Have I the right to resist,
the power to deny,
the authority to cry ‘NO’?

“I shall not be bent into shape like a plashed hedge”
whispered the wind.
“This breath is not for turning.

“You can keep your unity,
Community

I’ll be no village clone,
I am grown to live alone.
I belong to a grander table,
better fed,
vulnerable as the weather,
fragile as glass.
I am an elementary particle.
Call me Neutrino
I am so small I pass through your imaginations
unimpeded and undetected.

Surely you see my city,
Diversity

“May you understand yourself
so poorly
you sink slowly
from your throne.

“I am the Authority
authorised to sing
louder than your choir.

“That’s what you mean to me.”

And the Wind blew the Magician into her sea
where she went in search of a victim
weaker than
an Individual Gust.
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