Memory Swell

Faced with the 22 cards of the D.O. and deciding to start the process of some kind of write up, I wasn’t clear on which order to go. I figured, so what? It’s a divination tool so just pull… that worked well up to a point then at some point, the cards seemed to naturally line themselves up. Down to the last 4 and I found myself faced with a dilemma. The last 2 cards, have very firmly decided where they sit, the two before the last two… somewhat annoyingly are were swimming around each other and I had two stories simultaneously drafting themselves in my mind… which way would they land?

Driving normaly clears my head and by the end of a round, I can get home and write straight to page… this morning, nope… the jostling continued… Oh well! Maybe I should think of something else? I decided to catch up on Killing Eve, I’m somewhere in series 3 and have made several attempts to get up to speed but I keep getting hijacked by sleep… I’m scrolling through iPlayer trying to recall where I got to… Snapshots of images, familiar? Hmmm… Until oh ok, I’ve seen upto a third of the third episode, let’s pickup from there… And then I realised oh! OK! Now I know which card is next but hey you can pause as I’m going to watch the 2/3 of the episode and oh… also episode 4 as Villanelle is such a moreish psychopath…

Flicking through images made it clear that Memory Swell was next on my D.O. list.

This image was the wierdest one to work… Norns fed through instructions…

First I had to find a lazy susan… and long story short…

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Lazy Susan out in the field would get put into a spin… a finger poised to blindfold land where on the wheel of fortune we’d go…

Later it became a card… Don’t ask me exactly how as it’s something I’m never going to be able to recreate…

I’m just laughing a little as someone recently infected me with an eye worm and so now the Norns I used to see have sank to the bottom to be replaced by Queen Jellyfish… Though…Hmmm… Looking at the very strange cycle of the immortal jellyfish… maybe the 3 norns are 3 stages of that cycle and the weaving of threads of fate is the waving of barbed tentacles… Maybe? Stranger things happen…

The names of the Norns are :

Urd – What once was

Verdandi – What is coming into being

Skuld – What shall be

Over simplisticly (IMHO) this often laid out as past, present, future…

When I asked Norms about time… they told me, it’s not linear not circular nor even a spiral… they told me it was a torus… A doughnut shaped entity, where you can be everywhere and nowhere at all once…

Time is Schrodinger’s doughnut??? (Don’t judge me! That just popped to mind and I’ve not thought it through but it amuses me…) I’m still working on this… it may take a few more lifetimes.

I said before that the project began when I asked C to Charon and she told me to bring 2 coins… Things began before that…

December 2014 and I’ve talked C into coming to an event with me, which on the surface level, was the worst non-event I’ve ever attended… There’s a good story about that but it’s not for today… Sitting in a freezing cold and empty venue, we decided that we’d paid considerably over the odds and the sensible thing may be to cut our losses and duck out to find somewhere more fun… but then we thought maybe a better thing would be to seize the chance to toss ideas around without interruption… We ended the day with two scraps of paper… Not knowing what we’d begun…

Urd – What once was

Verdandi – What is coming into being

Skuld – What shall be

Past…Present…Future…?

No, not in this story, not right here, not right now…

What shall be is now…

What is coming into being… That’s the ‘past’… our ideas sketched to page…

What once was… That’s the ‘future’ as the Old Gods return to breathe again…

Will it stay like that? I doubt it very much… Memory Swell… Memories’ well… Memory’s well… Memory… a pouring of revisionist history? Who knows? ‘The difference between reality and fiction? Fiction has to make sense’ who said that? I don’t know… I do know I’m happy where I am…

Riding the cusp between imagination and reality ~ Me 🙂

2 thoughts on “Memory Swell

  1. Another resonant Amen to another vibrantly alive card in the D.O., Memory Swell and Memory’s Well both feel their way through birth to naming for me.

    Ahhh, the jellyfish, the immortal jellyfish. I had to hand them off to someone. 🙂 I suggest you’ll give them away once you’ve black-holed in them to a point of ENUF like I did.

    Mark Twain said it. “Of course truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction’s gotta make sense.”

    This card’s both truth and fiction, at one and the same time.

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