The Alleged Bullshit Of Adversity

02 Jan

The Alleged Bullshit Of Adversity

Never hold your grace hostage. Your inhibitions will gladly cloak its location for you. Don’t waste the effort. Open up to your grace. Odds are it’s already there. Discover yourself more sacredly and profanely and mundanely and the largeness of you this way.

Nothing Is Small

And, yes I DO capitalize my prepositions and articles in title. Call it the Jordan Hoggard Style Manual. I don;t live in Chicago.  So, . . .

Nothing is small. Nothing is large. Look through the microscope. Look through the telescope. Now, knock over that microscope and telescope. Simply shift focus and redirect your sense of scale naturally as you do when looking through tree branches at something that has caught your attention.

In architecture and structure and design this is done naturally in the process, at least it is for me. Experience your own, personal version of this instantaneously fluid fluency of intuitively-without-effort-or-stats-about-it shifting of focus and redirecting of scale. Lots of functionally interdependent inter-related component parts, huh?

Probably sure, though when something has caught your attention through the branches, none of those words need enter. It’s like the fact that adversity does not build character. It reveals it. Stop listening to the pedantics of the pedants and DO IT. DO IT (WO)MAN!  Duality is as bush league and amateur as it is eye-rolling.


Duality Is Bush League And Amateur

Duality is a dissection diagramming something in real time which inherently stops its motion to try and discern something. Call it the Measuring The Electron Principle. Location, Velocity, Direction. Gotta screw up one of them to get info in the electron microscope from the other two? Yep.



Inner Inheritances. Native Talents Developed Into Abilities

Strange to me, though, that viewing an Eye Of Horus saggital section of the brain stops nothing other than to sidestep-juke any inertia congealed of the above scientific oompaloompaville and induce further interest in the wonderful Psychic Synapse present as the mode of being of the brain. Oh, and while we’re at it, aren’t the arithmetical multiplication tables of B.F. Skinner’s (Radical) Behaviorism simply attempting to replace common sense with some overly-pedantic research stats? And, whyever would I need to do anything other than to CLEP that course?

Oh, and don’t get me wrong. I FULL-ON dig B.F. Skinner. Almost as much as Carl G. Jung, William Blake, Freidrich Nietzche, Julia Morgan, Fred Flintstone (seriously), Harold, Milo, and Chiron.  Most of these links are Wikipedia links. I’d rather not influence you with with where I have already gone with them, and let you start your forays into them your way. If the sluttiness of that doesn’t offend you, take a link-sandbox foray of a field trip  Like in Mystereum, “All similar, each unique.” They’re all like blue jays, except for B.F. Skinner of course, all like blue jays indicating the potential mastery of both sides rather than choosing, . . .though blue jay will teach you, nonetheless, regardless of whether you choose either, both, or my personal fave . . . both-and-neither like the mindbodybeautiful.

Each birth is brilliant in its age.

Isn’t it time you stop dissecting yourself and holding your grace hostage? Inspirational quotes and ultra-cool pics behind can be cool, but Tradition is Way Mo Betta Cool. Stop being writhed in the bait ball of cat pics, inspirational quotes, and squee.  What do YOU think?

Rolling My Eyes At As above, so below

As Above, So Below?  My rumpus!  Knock over your microscope and telescope crutches. Friggin SEE how YOU were rockin’ly born to see. Do something about it. The world wants to hear. Well, at least I do!

What cards come to mind for you, here?

I wonder

I wonder how I will further develop this area of thought over time.

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5 responses to “The Alleged Bullshit Of Adversity

  1. pureblessedtarot

    January 2, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Oh Mr Hoggard! Well, you asked which cards came to mind… well… I jumped on a link to Skinner and immediately got swept off on a journey with pigeon guided missiles… So, now I have Skinner!!!! booming through my head in Superintendent Chalmers’ voice… and much OTT hilarity at thought of 3 pecking pigeons…
    So, you will get no sense from me now… So, to answer your question, I’ll have to take a dive into Mystereum and see who wants to play…
    So…XVIII The Moon … ok so may need a telescope?
    Page of Pents LOL !!! Is he steering? or are those 3 pigeons he is looking to?
    Queen of Pents…. oh! she sits inside a big coin and holds a small coin… both big & small…
    😉 Thanks!! That was a fun flying visit into M 😉

  2. JJ

    January 3, 2013 at 12:37 am

    And you know of course I do architecture playing cards on my blog? Without training, I comment on the Great Ones. Le Corbusier should have remained a painter….

    I don’t know, I kind of like a good cat pic.

    • mystereum

      January 3, 2013 at 6:41 pm

      Oh, when I was on Facebook, I almost posted cat pics exclusively through the election. Love me some cats. I don’t really understand your “without training” part of your comment. Meaning, you’re a natural? Creds and authority can sometimes just be props, not necessarily necessary, so good for you!
      In regards to Corbu, I’m glad he did what he did, and I have no revisionist personal history to suggest to historical friends. Mostly ’cause they’re dead, and minorly because he did what he did. He was simply horrible at undervaluing his paintings. Gallery owners would double and triple the prices, and they would sell. Plus, he designed stark white and simple architecture, except for his coup de tas of Ronchamps, and lived in luxury with opulent ornate things. When asked why, he would mostly respond, “Oh, that’s for my clients. I couldn’t stand to live in that barren kind of space.”

    • mystereum

      January 3, 2013 at 6:41 pm

      Thanks for your comment JJ.

  3. JJ

    January 6, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    When I did architect Gerrit Rietveld on the 10 of Spades, he said much the same thing about his famous Schröder House. He lived in it for a time 25 years after he built it and found it awful to live in. But the lady who commissioned it loved it. Such is ART.

    Without training = without a degree in architecture. In our society amateurism is a terrible sin, but if you look at history, many discoveries in science were made by amateurs. I guess they didn’t realize they couldn’t do it. I have a small deck called The Ocean Oracle, and when I look up the shells and who discovered them I find many of them were amateurs who just liked to scrounge around for a good shell. Same thing in botany, and on and on.

    I did Le Corbusier (we were never familiar enough for me to call him Corbu) on the King of Spades and his Villa Savoye on the 8 of Spades–the spades are all Modern architecture in the Play Architecture playing cards that I am studying, Next up: De-Structuralism in the Clubs suit. Ooh-la-la.


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