Born 6-Kej: Brent Spinner, Mother Teresa, Jackson Pollock, Steven Bauer (Breaking Bad Don Eladio), Matt L. Jones (ditto, Skinny Pete), Charles Baker (ditto, Badge)
Happy Mayan New Year! 6-Kej
It’s going to be powerful, cleansing, and health-bestowing.
As I learned in my early years of time experimentation, like anything else – time is holographic in its nature. Similar patterns can be found in short and long time periods.
For example, the 24-hour day has four points of axis: dawn, noon, dusk, and midnight. Similarly, the 365-day tropical year also has four axis points, namely the two equinoxes and two solstices.
In one of his allusions to esoteric knowledge, Shakespeare once called sleep “the small death”. So what comes after the smaller death?
06:20 (birth) blank awareness, oblivion
06:22 (baby) get out of bed, get into shower
07:00 (child) eat breakfast, think about today
09:30 (young adult) work/study/DO
12:30 (adult) have lunch, reflect and plan
22:30 (near death) drowsy reading in bed
So every day is a mini-cycle of life and death, and my tenure on planet earth is a longer cycle, with a similar arc of composing and decomposing. In other words, remembering someone from yesterday on the daily cycle is like remembering someone from a previous life on the longer cycle.
But wait a minute. What about innocent civilians getting blown up daily in famous cities? They didn’t get a chance to grow old and depart surrounded by their loved ones. They left a gaping vacuum behind them, a trail of tears and despair.
The effects of the tragedy reverberate long after a young life is cut short. The absence becomes stronger than the presence. But it is only through comparison that a life can be defined as being lived in full or cut too short. It is defined as a tragedy by the ones left behind who have to deal with the aching absence of their loved one, those that imagine what could have been if…
Car accidents, epidemics, hunger, allergies, and other manifestations of Kali (the dark and mysterious goddess of death in the Hindu narrative) all take their part in cutting short beautiful and promising lives. Should I draw comparisons between political terrorism and crashing a car under the influence? Like Alan Watts used to say, is there a clear line between what I do and what happens to me?
If you ask the bereaved, there would be no difference between one cause and the other. No honor in one death and shame in the other. The reality of the bereaved is living daily with the void left behind by a loving spirit.
If comparison is put aside, life cannot be cut short too soon or too late. On many levels life is continuous so it cannot be cut at all, long nor short. Birth happens right on time, why shouldn’t death happen in the same way?
From the individual’s perspective, the show goes on till the actor leaves for good. The other actors, who cared and loved the departed, remain on stage and begin the next act without him. They change the plot in light of his death.
There’s a hope for justice. A staving off of revenge.
Somehow, the show goes on, and the curtains move by an unseen draft.
I think it’s quite an improbable coincidence that 3 male support actors in the same TV series (Breaking Bad) share the very same Tzolkin birthday – 6-Kej. Out of these three gangsters, two (Matt L. Jones – Skinny Pete and Charles Baker – Badger) play side by side as partners most of the scenes.
Two other male actors in the same series also share the same Tzolkin birthday. A day that took place only 10 days ago: 9-Noj. These are Brian Kranston and Giancarlo Esposito.
How cool is that?