2022/09/21

Bonhomme. Looking back at the ending of Game of Thrones

Ice = fire: the realm of opposites, the necessary gradients of the conditions of matter (time/space) required for life. For being. Nothing exists without what has been before. Every being carries the past in their flesh.

"Memory" -- as in empirical history -- brings it into the light of consciousness.

Bards are Memory’s magician priests.

Sam speaks of everyone having a say in shaping our kingdom. The new kings scoff, being anchored in their old world, that which is passing away, even as they speak. Yes, it’s a very different throne for this new king, newly constructed from a memory made his own as he brings it back into our world. Unlike the cold blue steel forged from swords and death, Movement is its function. This is a throne of life, of Magna Cartas to follow, of Peasants’ Revolts, the Wm Morris Socialism dreamed into being in more recent times by a bard who sang of the shared oft forgotten past. Of riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay

Take comfort. Dani now exists outside of life, the Land Of The Undying. Dream vision, a realm she and her husband share. That strange temple, where she first broke her own chains as her dragon children melted the magician who imprisoned her, is like a stillpoint, a place outside of time and space. It’s truly the place where dragons dwell, where she belongs, the place where Drogon’s instinct wisdom knows she must return.

Take comfort: Jon Snow’s speech