Surfing the Spectacle

Stopping as a Way of Moving Forward


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Patrick Power has left.

Chronicler. Visionary. Web Guru. Wild Man.

He jumped into Niagara Falls.

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And was gone.

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Many no longer notice the sky and stars,
the wind and light and shadow,
the creatures and the creaking poles,
the electric flare and the mechanical doodad.

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Patrick noticed. He was always looking, seeing.

He never saw the same thing twice.

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He took thousands of photographs and videos.

He saw the things that others missed.

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And considered their energy, their presence.

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In the year before he left, he wrote of these things:

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“The false binary of creation destruction.

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Matter never created or destroyed.

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It comes from a higher place. It changes as it falls.

This is constant.”

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He wrote this too:

“Foolishness as the ancestor of wisdom.

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Stopping as a way of moving forward.

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Circles moving within circles moving within circles.

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The evolutionary narrative.

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The endless mystery as it unravels across time and space.

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These things never happened
but always were.”

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COMMENTS

  1. Though I was privileged to know Patrick Power for a little over one year, to say that his impression is lasting is an understatement. A fun loving, kind, intelligent man, his love for his family knew no bounds. His wit and keen observations were unmatched in Alfred. You are loved Patrick, Dawn and P3.

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