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Introducing Diamondis

Diamondis is about the preservation of curiosity at the moment of death.

We see those we loved when were children as angels, for we loved when we did not yet know the identity of humans or the significance of our warm-blooded biological nature. So when we recall these moments lost long ago to the ever growing, multiplying, and revising physiological processes that govern our accessible memories and cognition systems, we search for new explanations that make sense to our realistic perspective. It seems a shame, though. To me the nature and perspective of that love experienced by a child who does not have a complete grip of identity or biological realities is far nearer to the deeper love that we experience and cannot fully explain. Even when you can identify every force of true and deep love, there are mysteries in that love until the very end. Diamondis is a description of that love, marked by the promise of love’s permanence by a man who faces oblivion in his final second of consciousness.

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Boundless Wonder

By James Wadman

Society has misguided us into believing that boundless wonder has an expiration date in our lives. The difference between a child and a parent is experience, not the capacity for desire, curiosity, or even intelligent thought. I can’t be the only person to suggest that some of the most brilliant ideas are those voiced by children.

Anatomically, there are differences between the adult and child brains. Throughout late childhood and adolescence, the brain undergoes what is called “synaptic pruning,” a molecular phenomenon where unused circuits in the brain grow weaker and the useful circuitry grows stronger. For many of us that means that logical thought and responsibility increases as a function of growing up, while playful thought and uninhibited pleasure seeking is tamed by rationality. In modern society, synaptic pruning is an important product of our evolution. However, it is also an inherent limitation that forces us to cling to our biological history.

And for this I will suggest that maintaining the characteristics of a child’s brain can prove to be effective for a genuinely happy life, even if it would seem that this is fundamentally impossible given the previously discussed anatomical differences. Embrace your dreams, the chance to see new things in the world, and express yourself freely. Growing up, we learn to be responsible in a world that becomes increasingly competitive. Don’t let your curiosity be a victim to the false notion of growing up.

 

 

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A Dream of Extinction

By James Wadman, Written at 6am

There were two objects orbiting in a curved pattern. At the pinnacle of this sinusoidal motion they would become brightly colored, like shooting stars, and then slope down toward the horizon. This repeated for several revolutions around the panoramic view. Then a thin white speck fell at an angled trajectory down to earth from one of the brighter orbiting objects. I have never seen anything reach so high into the sky. I could feel it the second I saw the flames: A warm pulse and a shockwave. Our extinction.

Read my lucid dream guide here!

This dream reflects a feeling I have not yet identified. The theme of extinction is one that can have good or bad implications depending on the nature of the dream. A cataclysmic event can represent a fear of extinction of oneself (the fear of death that underlies most of our existential motives), or it can represent the termination of a chapter in one’s life. I believe that the best indication for the nature of a dream is the initial feeling you have upon waking up. I woke up immediately upon the seeing and feeling the explosion that came from the mysterious lights orbiting the earth. For some reason, I wanted to jump back into the dream. I wanted to see what came after the explosion (I should mention that the explosion itself was too far away to pose any threat of danger). Therefore, I concluded that the explosion represented something good, something I know I have to look forward to. I’ll keep my eyes open for the extinction.

If you have an idea about what this dream could represent or you have your own dream stories, I would love to hear!

Image from my Instagram page, where I first featured the story of this dream.

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Every Window is a Story

I am sitting in New York City with a camera printed sheets of the book I wrote over the last few years. I watch the way the sun soaks the façade of apartment buildings that stand tall in every direction. A thought surfaces. It is not a new idea. In fact, it is an idea that occurs to me almost every day, but here it speaks louder.

Every human being on this earth has a story. Every window on the façade of those apartments across the street is a part of that story. It is a fractional glimpse into someone else’s world, and the way that person sees the world outside.

Listening to people, even it is only to the simple “How are you?” can have a drastic effect on how you perceive your own life. Accepting that everyone is the protagonist of their own journey can allow you to play a supporting role in their joys or relief from sorrows. It’s not about finding the fascinating or comic stories. It’s about listening to every story, and understanding that society is the composite of all of our lives interwoven.

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The Images of Diamondis

By James Wadman

A pressing issue of modern literature is the assimilation of the written word into our modern gadgets. The storyteller now has the opportunity to easily combine multiple artistic forms to create a complete, distinct portrait. This is my goal with my novel, Diamondis. Before I release the text of the novel, I am releasing my images that accompany the story. These images are my creations based on my inspiration from the natural world, day-to-day life, and the storyline of Diamondis.

 

His tears were his first creations #Diamondis • • much credit due to @erondu and @unsplash

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Perceptive divinity / / Iceland

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For those wondering, Diamondis is in the editing phases. I hope to be able to generalize a release time-period by the end of March. You can subscribe for the latest if you haven’t already! Thank you, as always, for the support. -Jw

As long as the universe exists, there is something to be created and something to be explored. James Wadman
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