Desert waterhole, evaporation strata - DHF, RWF Strata at Troynovant:
an alternate, Topical Contents via StrataLinking,
some index slices or view-lines within the Troad

These strata at Troynovant are not entrenchments, nor concreted Platonic forms with sharp edges. The named topics are alternate streets through Troy-town, uncovered ways of perception, crossing & overlapping. We delve into a cross-sectional site map of many-layered Troy of historical imagination — including its environs, the Troad; with its prospects, Troynovant. In relational-database terminology, our StrataLinks are alternate views of the geographical structure. Angled stratagems if you like, to coax ourselves to think about and enjoy other reflections and combinations of our refractory material.

Thinker's digressions. — With many thinkers the course of their thought as a whole is rigorous and unrelentingly bold, indeed from time to time cruel to itself, but in the details they are mild and pliant; they circle around a subject ten times with benevolent hesitation but in the end they resume their rigorous course. They are streams with many bends and turns and secluded hermitages; there are places along their route where a stream plays hide-and-seek with itself and makes for itself a brief idyll with islands, trees, grottos and waterfalls: and then it moves on again past cliffs, forcing itself through the hardest stone.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Thoughts on the Presumptions of Morality, #530
translated by Brittain Smith

Aerospace     air & space travel & development
AmerCivilWar     American Civil War (1860-1865), freedom & slavery; battles
Antiquity     ancient times; Classical world & worldview - people, events, ideas
ArtWords     illustrated words, literate drawings; cartoons, graphics, books about art

Breathers     lifeforms & biologic processes; animals, evolution, health

Coining     quantifying value into commodity; enterprise and economics
Cold     cold weather environments, survival, high altitudes, polar
Comedy     levity & happiness via hijinks & laughter

ComWeb     communications, computing, codes, networks, the Web
Constitution     American founding documents, Declaration, U.S. Constitution

Desert     American Southwest & other deserts
Detection     solving mysteries; detective agencies

Fuel     wood, coal, & oil; wind & water; nuclear & solar

Gaming     games, sports, strategy, tactics
Gravity     gravitation & contragravity - applied, shaped, & redirected
Guise     masks, disguise & camouflage; roles, acting, reenactment

Holiday     high days of celebration

Juvenile     for a younger audience

Law     legal institutions, juries; lawmen
LitCrit     critiques in and around literary criticism
Livelong      longevity & immortality

Mentality     the mind & mental operation
Music     music, song, dance, & composers

Overflight     inspirations and novels

Peace     happy interregnum betwixt war & war
Philosophy     nature of existence; history of ideas
PictureLike     works about moving pictures — movies, films, television
Poetry     poets, poems, & poetic inspiration

ReFuture     history of science fiction & progress of fantasy
Remembrance     memory, remembering, & fame
Romance     dating, romantic love, marriage

Schooling     school, college, ongoing learning
Science     history, prospects, scientific method

Time     temporal philosophy and travel
Transport     ships, trains, autos, aircraft, spacecraft

Utopia     utopia in power, or dystopia

Warfare     war, general weaponry, & philosophy of war
Weapontake     weapons, martial arts; gun rights, freedom of self-defense
WordPoints     reading & writing, editing & publishing

(We expect more strata will be discovered.)

[Verona. Juliet's balcony.]

Juliet (to Nurse):
Alack, alack, that heaven should practice stratagems
Upon so soft a subject as myself!
William Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet, 3.5.209-210

In the Maze
just around the corner
we may encounter a Minotaur
or Penelope's loom

photo, top right:
desert waterhole with evaporation strata;
David H. Franson, Robert W. Franson
warming up during a hike.
photo by Robert W. Enstrom

[A vision of Ezekiel, with his prophesied inspiration:]

1. The hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of the valley; it was full of bones. ...
3. And he said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" And I answered, "O Lord God, you know."
4. Then he said to me, "Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.
5. Thus says the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. ..."

7. So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I prophesied, there was a sound, and behold, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone.
8, And I looked, and behold, there were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin had covered them. But there was no breath in them.
9. Then he said to me, "Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live."
10. So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.

Ezekiel 37:1-10
Bible: English Standard Version  (ESV)

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