The Haunted Heaven: Chapter Eight: The Theater of the Mysterious Same
By Michael Moriarty
As one hovers above the first and one of the most defining moments of a life, patience is the order of not only the day but the essence of eternity.
Eternity is one factor, however, that people can measure their lives by.
The infinity of the Universe and the eternity of Time?
These are the precepts upon which I now measure my life, both its relative insignificance but its spiritual importance as well.
Oh, I know, Stephen Hawking, whom I have never had the privilege to meet, might dispute the infinity of the Universe, and then again, since he has admitted to making mistakes himself, he eventually – because he is now an eternal factor of the universe – he eventually might change his mind again.
He might not dispute the infinity of the Universe.
If he is even slightly a pantheist, he might be willing to accept the Universe in its entirety as God Itself.
If, however, the Universe is infinite, then God is ultimately and infinitely incomprehensible.
"Not if it is just more of the same, Michael!"
I'm sure that metaphysically "It" is just "more of the same". However, the "same" is so infinite within "Itself" that It, Itself, demands to be capitalized.
The God of Same.
If we know that God looks in wonder upon Himself, then the "Same" is as bottomless a mystery as Life itself has proven to be for millenniums.
Then again, Stephen Hawking, as well as some of his certainties, might be exposed as hoaxes.
Global Warming, chapter two: Science as Inevitably Political Propaganda.
Therein lies the mystery!
Perhaps the Devil, at times, can put even God Himself in doubt, into anxiety.
Does God then call upon another God for reassurance?
This is God The Father and whatever doubts He might have?
The Doubts must come from one question: what is He to do with His own creation, which in this case is the Devil?
Evil in all its secret and manifest forms, a fact that God Himself created.
The Devil Himself as a blessing in disguise, as it is the very necessitation of Human Free Will.
That makes sense to me.
I'm now listening to a playback of my Seeds, the title for my own, little, musical inspirations, melodic and harmonic thoughts that … well … might very well fit themselves together into a masterpiece?!
The Seeds themselves, at this point in musical history, are nothing new. It is the order in which they are placed and developed that will determine whether or not they are the seeds for a work of art or the distracted pastimes of a wannabe.
Ah, ego mania! The bane of all exceptional creativity!!
One must be patient, particularly with one's own shortcomings.
I look at myself metaphorically, feel and see the considerable amount of damage that Life and I have done to myself, but, then again, I look at it as God's own work of art.
The Devil had a hand, that is for certain. Must we think of God and the Devil as Rogers and Hammerstein?!
The division between my responsibilities and Life's gets blurred very quickly when Progressive Psychology becomes involved. So involved that Good and Evil, even High and Low become a relative matter.
That is when Madness sets in and Evil becomes the Master to destroy all Masterpieces.
What is Progressivism?
"Anything but the Same!"
"Damn the Same!!" cry the Progressives.
Just now, I came to a possible format – and I only say possible format – for my symphonic series: the first movement always being an Overture of sorts, there to introduce the audience to the themes of the coming movements. Oh I would love to wait and wait, as Brahms did before he unleashed his highest symphonic achievement, his First Symphony, but I'm 70 years old!
"On, don't go back!" as the great English director, Sir Tyrone Guthrie would order us to do.
We poor but proud players of the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.
This poor but proud composer soldiers on.
What theater am I working for now?
The Theater of the Mysterious Same!
Old songs but eternally new settings.
Those who know the old songs best?
If you are really serious about your life, why settle for anything less?
Michael Moriarty is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor who starred in the landmark television series Law and 4Order from 1990 to 1994. His recent film and TV credits include The Yellow Wallpaper, 12 Hours to Live, Santa Baby and Deadly Skies. Contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org.