The image of God is only realized in the context of community. It is significant that Genesis 1:27 reads ‘So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them, male and female he created them.’ What is being indicated to us here is of course that the totality of who God is cannot be represented by a single human. In fact the image of God as a community of being as represented in the three persons of the trinity can only be represented in human community as a totality. That is to say that no one human or even a set of humans can claim that they are made in the image of God or are God’s representatives here on earth. Rather only the whole of humanity together can claim that they are in the image of God together.
This has serious implications for our world today. The implication being that God is best represented by diversity: Only the whole diversity of the world in terms of different cultures, gender, sexual orientation, and religious experience can represent who God is. This means that no culture, gender, sexual orientation, or religious experience can claim superiority over another. It is only together that all of them represent who God is.
Philip Vinod Peacock, “Some Insights on Imago Dei in the Light of Our Present Context”
A ritual is nothing but the dramatic, visual, active manifestation or representation of a myth. By participating in the rite, you are engaged in the myth, and the myth works on you–provided, of course, that you are caught by the image.
Some awesome apps i have for stimming. Most are free, I believe Shadowmatic and Monument valley aren’t free anymore.
Heat pad is really nice and colorful. Its super cool, i’d check it out… And you earn new color schemes by playing the app! No purchase necessary!
Fluid Monkey is the second app and it’s a liquid paint stim game where you drag your finger across the screen to make pretty colors swirl everywhere.
Thisissand is a really calming game in which you draw with colored sand. There are some in-app purchases that only enhance your experience. They’re not necessary.
Relax melodies is a really nice app that has calming sounds. Some purchase necessary to have a full library of sounds and to import your own music to mix with the sounds.
Magic piano is a rhythm game in which little glowing orbs go across the screen and you then tap them to create pleasant piano music. Subscription required to have access to songs labeled “VIP”
Twist is a Ketchapp game (i mention that because there’s a few ketchapp games on here) thats really good for taking out your frustrations. Its a simple “tap at the right time” game, and i got really good at it! My high score is 118! If you get good enough at it, it’s mindless!
Smash hit is a game that can be frustrating, but hear me out. Its so satisfying to hear the glass shatter when you hit it with the metal marbles. This is by far the most frustrating game on this list, but i think the frustration is worth it.
Flutter and Flutter: Starlight are two very calming games in which you take care of butterflies and moths (respectively). If you turn on notifications for these apps, beware, they send you at least one a day (if that bugs you (pun!))
Stack is another game by Ketchapp that is very satisfying to play and it’s actually very pretty. The blocks/bricks are in gradient and its nice to look at.
Shadowmatic is a relaxing (paid) game in which you rotate objects to make the shadows look like easily identifiable silhouettes.
Zen koi is similar to flutter, but instead you play as the fish. You breed them and upgrade them and try to collect rare fish.
Pigment is a very calming coloring book app that’s ios only (sadly :
Monument valley is a paid puzzle game. I consider it an anti-physics game, if that makes sense? Its kinda trippy.
imago is similar to 2048 but with colors!
bridges is basically the same as flow, where you connect two dots of the same color. I love getting all the stars by completing the puzzles in the least amount of moves possible!
some apps that are helpful but not pictured are:
listen on repeat (i have this in another folder actually)
So I found the exact butterfly that we got a close up of in the teaser trailer. It is called the Purple Emperor and I feel like there are some points that I should lay out there about this butterfly.
Firstly it is native to temperate areas of Asia as well as, and–most notably–the British Isles. It’s conservation status was threatened for a long period of time due to WWI and WWII as their former habitat was being used in large quantities for timber during the war.
Furthermore it is fondly nicknamed “His Majesty” and it doesn’t feed off of flowers like many butterflies do. Instead it subsists on honeydew from aphids, oak tree sap, waste, and most interestingly in my opinion, the carcasses of other animals.
Now given the destruction of Kingsman and the use of “My Way” by Sinatra being used in the first trailer, I’m starting to wonder if Kingsman will be essentially dismantled, and this feels like a hint that maybe Harry will be the next Arthur charged with rebuilding it from the ground up.
This could mean nothing of course, but it should be noted that they took pains to make sure that even the Family and Genus/Subfamily listed above were correct. The depictions of the ovum, larvae, and pupa are also accurate.
Even it’s life cycle table is almost exactly on point if you place ovum on the bottom row and imago up top.
I gotta say, that is a lot of detail to put into something that they aren’t using for some intentional foreshadowing.
You’re supposed to be my paddle. I am. Did you just smell me? I was worried you were dead. I feel like I’ve dragged you into my world. I got here on my own.But I appreciate the company. I’m your friend, Will. I don’t care about the lives you save, I care about your life. I’m as alone as you are. You never condemned me. Even under oath. You’ve always been my friend. I wanted to dispel your doubts once and for all. My doubts about what? Me. I want you to believe in the best of me, just as I believe in the best of you. I don’t want to kill you anymore, Doctor Lecter. Not now I finally find you interesting. With all my knowledge and intrusion I could never entirely predict you. I can feed the caterpillar. I can whisper through the chrysalis but what hatches…follows it’s own nature and is beyond me. Problem solving is hunting. It’s a savage pleasure and we’re born to it. A pleasure we can share. You must understand that blood and breath are only elements undergoing change to fuel your radiance. An imago is the image of a loved one, buried in the unconscious. Carried with us all our lives. We could disappear now. Tonight. I let you know me. See me. I gave you a rare gift…but you didn’t want it. Didn’t I? I forgive you Will. Will you forgive me? I do feel closer to Hannibal here. God only knows where I’d be without him. Hannibal. I forgive you. You cannot control with respect to whom you fall in love. I’ve never known myself as well as I know myself when I’m with him. Because he was my friend. And because I wanted to run away with him. If I saw you everyday forever Will, I would remember this time. I looked up at the night sky there.
Orion above the horizon and, near
it, Jupiter. I wondered if you
could see it, too. I wondered if
our stars were the same. I believe some of our stars will
always be the same. You entered
the foyer of my mind and stumbled
down the hall of my beginnings. Where does the difference between
the past and the future come from? Mine? Before you and after you.
Yours? It’s all starting to blur. You and I have begun to blur. We’re conjoined. I’m curious whether either of us can survive separation.I would have liked to have shown you Florence, Will. I want you to know exactly where I am. Where you can always find me. You’re family, Will. You called us Murder Husbands. Is your wife aware of how intimately you and Hannibal know each other? Is Hannibal…in love with me? Could he daily feel a stab of hunger for you and find nourishment at the very sight of you? Yes. But do you…ache for him? You turned yourself in so I would always know where you were. But you’d only do that if I rejected you. I need you Hannibal. Please. Going my way? My compassion for you is inconvenient, Will. I don’t know if I can save myself. Maybe that’s just fine. See? This is all I ever wanted for you, Will. For both of us. It’s beautiful.