“PALINGENESIS” Greek: Again Birth
The Road to Beginning Again
In the awakening of my first trauma, the moist, sense driven journey of emergence leading through the birth channel to the outside world; a harsh and unyielding world… a great adventure awaited.
It did not wait for me to be born, it did not wait for me to academically excel, it did not wait for me to build a career, it did not wait for me to find a partner or procreate. No, this great adventure awaited the moment I would notice it, for it endured patiently, ageless, unbound by time. Astonishingly, I could have passed through life without ever noticing it.
When the moment arrived that I noticed it, I found the point of departure where life began anew, a second awakening; a rebirth; a renaissance. It is trauma and it is transcendence. It is that which I would never have chosen and that which I would not now surrender after having passed through.
This magnificent meridian is the life that has been waiting for me while I exhausted the script of my developmental life. It is unapologetic for its lack of exegetic reference, effusive with intention, equipped with its own emeritus. It serves as the eponymous progenitor upon my revisioned life, assigning me a new name known only to me.
This is where my story picks up. The “subsequent venture” that “will likely determine the shape of [my] life” is in play. I was one who lived without noticing the life that pined for me. Through the low regions of my metaphoric death at the hands of injustice guided by the fractured mind of the sick of heart, I discovered the prism to notice that which awaited notice.
This is my feral promise and untamed passion for palingenesia; my mystery; my surprise; my renaissance. Firefly Horizons Under Hummingbird Skies is the expression of the developing cadence of a new life in real-time. It represents that which never ages: our mind. My mind is the conclave of my youth in reserve and the watershed of my irrevocable renaissance.
I am delighted to have you in the journey with me.
 The archetypal character Cullen Bohannon received words from a sage at the nexus of his own life which spoke to Steve prophetically, “You’re not yet an old man, Mr. Bohannon. But you are no longer young. I advise you to reflect on what to do next. Whose company you choose to keep. Your subsequent venture will likely determine the shape of your life.”