Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thoughts on Unwyrd

I came up with a very pithy way of defining that which is unwyrd.

Unwyrd is like broken archetypes that when evoked trip things up again and again. They were laid down broken, and require healing.

In the Anglo-Germanic system of law, precedents are extremely important. They set the tone for much that will follow. A bad precedent is a bad presage. It is a fractured attractor that attracts to it elements broken in a similar manner. Thus the need to get it right. We aren't called upon to be perfect, but still there is a sense that if you're going to do it at all, do it right, because ill deeds live far beyond their enactment.

You don't have to get everything perfect all at once. You begin with one good little step and keep layering over it more good little steps. But if a step goes wrong, it's important to correct that before it gets laid down.

Luck really depends upon the wholesomeness or brokenness of deeds laid down. If we can achieve a deed, it is our gift to the world. What do we wish that legacy to be?


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