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This one may be the concluding story of the set. I'm not sure, but I think it's reached its proper concluding point--which is a bit of a relief as I had really intended this to just be a one-shot before turning back to finish "Time and Memory." It kind of ran away with me.
The title is from Gerard Manley Hopkins' "As Kingfishers Catch Fire, Dragonflies Draw Flame." I'm not going to do a major literary lesson, but the central thesis is that we are what our lives most embody. There are all sorts of elements of that worked through this story, which was deeply influenced by Beccab's comment on "Continuous as the Stars That Shine" that helped me focus on what I wanted to say about Romanticism and modern Neo-romanticism, and about the integration of man and the urban. The Romantics saw mankind and our works as cut off from nature--I think of us as part of nature, expressing ourselves and our true nature in our art, our cities, and our relationships, among other things. This was about all of those things. For influencing material, check the links at the end.
- Part 5 of Easter Daffodils