…on Physics unexpectedly loves nature

I participated in a dialogue on substance abuse among Artists with Gethyn, enlisting the assistance of my hero, who discerned — even then — that artists were wont to indulge in the use of substances, which freed the mind and body of accountability and rendered the intellect inebriated by nectar; moreover, true artists should be “tipsy with water.” I delight in that, because when I pour libations, I pour water!

Manifestations of nature occur in an eternal state, and when one also exists in harmony with these, they whisper to him sweetly and organically sans chemical intervention. Thus true art.

“Hence a great number of such as were professionally expressors of Beauty, as painters, poets, musicians and actors, have been — more than others — wont to lead a life of pleasure and indulgence; all but the few who received the true nectar; and, as it was a spurious mode of attaining freedom, as it was an emancipation not into the heavens; but, into the freedom of baser places, they were punished for that advantage they won, by a dissipation and deterioration.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Poet

The love affair? Gethyn oft detects a disharmony between his intellect and Emerson’s based upon the place and importance Emerson assigns to Science in his philosophy; however, on this occasion, when I commenced the deliberation, Gethyn passionately consented and extended said approval with some Physics: The Second Law of Thermodynamics prescribes that in any closed system, entropy will always advance; if order is created in a small part of the universe, there will always exist a corresponding increase in disorder in another sector of the universe.

“But never can any advantage be taken of nature by a trick.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Poet

To wit: you can’t win against nature…

The sugar molecules, highly ordered, become disordered when submerged in tea

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