Academic journal article Field

The Reality Argument: Some Brief Notes on How Things Come to Exist, the Question of Random Selection And/or Purposeful Manufacture, with a View toward Finding the "Theory of Everything"

Academic journal article Field

The Reality Argument: Some Brief Notes on How Things Come to Exist, the Question of Random Selection And/or Purposeful Manufacture, with a View toward Finding the "Theory of Everything"

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Who has not awakened in the night wondering if the illness called childhood was not borne by an infestation of dolls? So let us speak of dolls, lead soldiers and teddy bears, Raggedy Anns and fist puppets, "mama" dolls and all the famous bedwetters...

Like most of us, most dolls are mass-produced. Raggedy Ann may look like a rural maiden, but even she has a secret agenda. It is the reality argument, the central theme of poetry. A seductive teddy bear teaches a child philosophy. Poetry comes later. And whether this is true or not, certainly I was going to be a writer, because that is what I have become.

What will be has already begun to exist before it does, otherwise it should never exist at all...

Sometimes a sacrifice is necessary to assure a harvest not yet planted. A C-section performed with a penknife on a cloth breast where a cotton heart is delivered on the stone altar of a child's heart. …

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