THERE is a difficulty in finding a comprehensive scheme of the cosmos, because there is none. The cosmos is only organised in parts; the rest is cinders.
Death is a breaking up into cinders. Hence partial truth of the old Greek conception of Hades (a place of less organisation and no happiness).
Many necessary conditions must be fulfilled before the counters and the chess-board can be posed elegantly on the cinders. Illness and death easily disturb and give falls from this condition. Perhaps this is an illustration of Nietzsche's image of the tight-rope walker. When all is arranged the counters are moved about. This is happiness, moving to enthusiastic conclusions, the musical note, perhaps Art. But it must be largely artificial. (Art prolongs it, and creates it by blur.)
The floating heroic world (built up of moments) and the cindery reality--can they be made to correspond to some fundamental constitution of the world? (An antithesis