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01 Oct 2017 19:28 #1 by ARLewis
ARLewis ► Peace and Volatility - The Invisible Element
Peace and Volatility - The Invisible Element

We can see fire, in many different hues, but do not touch it. We can see earth, touch it, and feel it beneath our hands and feet. We can see water, watch it flow down river, and drink it for the moisture it gives. Even though we cannot see it, can we deny the existence of that which we breathe? Though its unseen hands can move mountains and flow through the sky, could we hope to move against it?.

Some say that Air is born simply from the application of fire to water...that the burned liquid element is what is all around us and being taken in so we can breathe. Some say that the fire merely releases the air that is held within the water and therefore runs away from its captivity. A biologist might look at you funny if you say either of these things and bring up that the oxygen we breathe is given to us by the world’s plant life as it processes the carbon dioxide they need as a by product.

They are actually all correct. Of the 4 elements, Air is above, around, and even in all of the other three. It is a constant everywhere, except in a vacuum, and without it, life as we know it cannot exist. Our bodies need to take in a certain kind of air for our internal mechanics to be able to actually work. Earth needs air to be able to move from place to place. Fire needs air or it’s existence is snuffed out as it’s fuel is fed by the air around it. Water needs air for solidity and the life within itself.

As with all of the others of the 4 elements, the dual nature of Air cannot be denied. Similarly with the Light and Dark, Air can be seen as both peaceful and violent. Still trees, still waters, a steady and contained fire all “breathe” a sigh of relief as the winds flow calmly around it. Anger the wind, and the air can pick up dust and sand and whip it about to destroy anything in it’s path. Air can either move fire so that it can spread and cause destruction in it’s wake or take away the ability for fuel to burn. Air works with water to maintain a peaceful calm over all things, organic and inorganic, or it could blow temperatures that cause water to stiffen and immobile.

Even though it’s dual nature is proven to be shown all around us, the invisibility of this basic element keeps it simplified to a measure of faith. We know it is there even though we cannot see it. We know it has power even though it is hidden. But in all things, in this world or the Afterlife, would our faith in it ever be strong enough to stand against it?

Inquiring Light and Dark minds want to know.

ARLewis

“I want to be like air. Invisible, yet everybody needs me in their life.”
― Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Air, I should explain, becomes wind when it is agitated.”
― Titus Lucretius Carus, On the Nature of Things

“Close your eyes and turn your face into the wind.

Feel it sweep along your skin in an invisible ocean of exultation.

Suddenly, you know you are alive.”
― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

"The leaves lay like hands upon the ground.
When the wind rustles them, they applaud softly."
- Laura E. Stevens

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