In the civilizations I have created there is value in the act of sustaining and in the methods of maintenance. In early stages aspirations and striving exalt the notions of attainment and accumulation. It is fundamentally important to outline and record what is dreamt of in this phase of inception.
At intervals revisiting those records should occur to mark the degrees to which those dreams have been achieved. For in the process of acquisition the goal can become eclipsed by the energy engaged, distorting the origin to endlessly morph so acquisition feeds upon itself and a sense of satisfaction is only glimpsed as the realization of goals is never perceived.
To endlessly strive is a risk in the process of building. If this is avoided and the achievement of the origintating outline is comprehended then satisfaction is realized and a shift to nurturing and the arts of sustaining, appreciation and contentment become the elements of existence with all their brilliance, nuance and strength in full view and focus.
A Native American sends smoke signals in Montana, June 1909.Photograph by Dr. Joseph K. Dixon, National Geographic Creative
Sky After Sunset, Study.
Hudson River School.
plot twist: two male characters are platonic friends and the fandom appreciates them as such