Virtuosity is great Skill in Music, or other Artistic Pursuits; while Flair deals with Style and Originality. Together they make Poetry tempered by the flair of nature in an effort to overcome mediocrity and so traverse the path of those historical figures who displayed virtuosity.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Pause to Consider...
is a great clash of iron will, of snow and ice that forms above the
hills and kills all that is beneath it with the spear of bitter frost.
Such is the discontentment that has long separated man from his fellow,
state from it's brother, and nation under God. The will of men will
always be bent to do good, though not always for the right reasons, and
not always the best good. Because of this there
will always be fire in the eyes of men, for they believe their good is
better, and will never relent until their need is fulfilled; whether
that be in physical gain, or the assuaging of guilt. But get what they
want they will, unless they are deterred by the heart, for at the core
of all men, and women, is the dignity of God, wherein they discern that
all was created as Good; though it has come to evil at some point or
another. However, since each will not relent their goods by force, no
argument, force, or bickering, no legislation, no war, no pain or sorrow
will sunder them from their belief, save an example to prove that there
is a greater good than that which they hold, they will bring utter ruin
to the lives of Everyman that lives in peace. As Chesterton would say,
'they will either go towards or away from God.' In an effort to assuage
our guilt of doing nothing, we often drive others away; for we preach
what we know to be true with but words, and not actions. And if we are
right in one arena we are foiled in another by our sin. So it is all the
more necessary that we surrender ourselves entirely to God in every
arena. But it will not be enough. For to conquer the hearts of men, one
must appreciate that we ourselves must desire something, must desire it
greatly. For in desire is far more power than the negative thrum of law,
the judge of doom, the manacle of sin and fear that holds us back from
the lesser good. We must desire the greatest good, and so the law will
be fulfilled in us. Of course there are always those that are depicted
by Michael Cain in the guide of Alfred from Batman The Dark Knight.
"Some people can't be bought, bribed, or paid off. Some people just want
to watch the world burn!" Lets hope we aren't the one's driving them to
I know I'm right, just as I know the sky
Will stand above me, just a mile high!
I know you'll be there, to protect all men
From perilous woods of Dwimledele fen!
Yet I cannot help but fear as we walk,
For I hear the sound of all the men talk;
Poisonous are their prayers, full of hate,
Anger, like the betrayers they have traits
Of wrath that would soon blaze about their being
Without control, no bounds within seeing.
So they begin to smoke, and brim with flame
As they stroke their anger, forget the Name
Which they called to but a moment ago;
Like their enemies they become but woe.
Through Woe we plod... (c) Luke Bennette, May 2012