EVENT

An event is a place in spacetime.

An event is an entity. And whenever it occurs, i.e. comes into being in spacetime, it will always be the same. Moving forward along the time axis does not mean that one has left the event “behind”, for the event can move and appear anywhere too. Time only qualifies it finely, while space conditionalises it more basically. That is, not it itself, the event, but its outer form.

The event itself stays the same – and each time it re-occurs you will at the end recognise it as being the same event that once happened thousands of years ago that has just repeated itself again.

Thus be on your guard, like a watchman from his tower; for the motion of life will bring us all back to the Event again. And again.

Where you stood yesterday, you might fall today.

– Che Chidi Chukwumerije

ONCE YOU MISS IT, IT IS GONE

A wishing star slid across the nightsky yesterday while we all slept, it went and we missed it. A strange and beautiful, gentle, sea-creature, never before seen, surfaced briefly out of the Pacific two fullmoons ago. It stayed upon the waters for a few weeks and then disappeared again into the mysterious depths from which it came, and nobody but nobody saw it.

A new bird appeared briefly in the noonsky and vanished in the blink of an eye, and nobody saw what happened. You did not understand the tongue he spoke, and by the time you did he was already speaking another tongue, you missed it and it was gone, whatever it was he first said in that first tongue.

The moment always holds the greatest treasures, spark-lightning, flashes of pure intuition, a brief something between the eyes, and if you did not see it while it lived, you never know it ever did.

How many times? How many times, my dear? How many more times?

– Che Chidi Chukwumerije.