About

I’m Julia, and this is my little blog.

I learned the term “zeitgeist” in college.  The idea of a Time Spirit both enchanted and alarmed me.  Time is linear, of course, and something I’d always viewed as merely a sort of river to carry us from the cradle to the grave.  As such, time was scary only inasmuch as it forced you to face your own mortality.  But a Time Spirit that lives and breathes and grows and changes – that unsettled me.

I’m a fan of LOST (holy 180, batman).  In one of my favorite episodes, Desmond begins to skip through time.  As a result, he begins to go mad.  The only way he can save himself is to find a “constant,” a person he knows and loves and can anchor him and ultimately help him restore normalcy.

The Zeitgeist reminds me of Desmond; it seems to me to be helpless, a slave to the whims of society and its enlightenments of the age.  But it, too must have a “constant.”  If Desmond hadn’t found his Constant, he would have died.  Fortunately for mankind, the Zeitgeist does, in fact, have a Constant:

Truth.  Golden Rule truth.  Personal Accountability truth.  Common Sense truth.  We Hold These Truths to be Self-Evident truths.

Truth Never Changes.

But if we forget these truths, these truths that hold us fast to a firm foundation, we – and the Zeitgeist – are lost on a sea of relativism.  And many of us are forgetting.  We must all of us remember.  The cost of forgetting is too great.

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Thank you for stopping by.  If you’re interested in taking a look, I also blog at Being June and Literary Bits.

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