Thursday, January 31, 2019

As Nearly Promised: The Butterfly Dragon III

Support Charity

As it is with all of my stories and works of fiction here, I ask that you as a reader consider making a donation to any of the charities I've listed on the About page.

To recap they are:

Sick Kids Foundation
Help research that provides cures and support treatment for sick children.

The Cancer Research Institute
The Princess Margaret Foundation
Cancer Research organizations that combine the expertise of many different research firms and Universities to find innovative treatments and cures for Cancer.

United Nations Fund
United Way Worldwide

Two organizations whose contribution of expertise, human and financial resources and volunteer efforts provide humanitarian solutions to real world problems the entire world over. These charities operate world wide.

The Reeve Foundation
The Reeve Foundation provides programs for research, uniting Scientists and Specialists from many different fields to find treatments for spinal cord injury translating them into therapies and support programs.

The Heart And Stroke Foundation
For over 60 years, Heart & Stroke has been dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Our work has saved thousands of lives and improved the lives of millions of others.

The ALS Society Of BC
ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease) is a progressive neuromuscular disease in which nerve cells die and leave voluntary muscles paralyzed. The ALS society provides a variety of programs to combat this disease and help those with it to survive.

Muscular Dystrophy Canada
Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s mission is to enhance the lives of those affected by neuromuscular disorders by continually working to provide ongoing support and resources while relentlessly searching for a cure through well-funded research.

Humane Society International
The Humane Society protects the health, lives and rights of animals the world over, ensuring that they too have a voice in this world. We are interdependent upon the complex web of life this entire planet over for our mutual survival. This is a world wide charity.

The Global Foodbanking Network
Ensuring that people the world over have enough food day to day in order to survive and lead healthy lives. This is a world wide charity.

The Edgar Allan Poe Museum
Because Barris told me to put it here. If I didn't, he said he'd walk. Geez. Stardom really gets to some people's heads. Maybe I could kill him and bury his heart beneath the floor boards! Or I could encase him in behind a brick and mortar wall, for shaming my family name of Amantillado! In all truth, there's a good chance that thanks to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Jonathan Swift, Mary Wollenstein Shelley, Robert Louis Stevenson, Herbert George Wells, Jules Verne, Dr. Seuss, Stephen King, Clive Barker and Pierre Burton (for The Secret World Of Og and his ground breaking interview of Bruce Lee) that all of us are literate. Literacy is important. Really it is. Literally. It allows us to approach our employer at the end of the week (with a big club) and ask: where my money?! Math important too.

Wikipedia
The model for what may become the Encyclopedia Galactica, a complete reference and record of history, events and knowledge of humanity and its journey beyond. It is the encyclopedia of all that we know, what we surmise that we've known and will learn in the future. Yes, Wikipedia is a charitable organization of great importance. If you enjoy what I am doing here then please take the time to donate to Wikipedia. Surprisingly only 1% of Wikipedia's users donate yet the site serves pages to millions every day.

Humble Bundle
A video gaming storefront benefiting a vast variety of different Charities in the United States and United Kingdom (hopefully soon to be expanded to include other areas of the world?). By software their software bundles and choose which Charity your money benefits and how much of your money benefits that Charity

Multiple Sclerosis is a degenerative disease currently affecting an estimated 2.3 million world wide. By donating you are contributing to effective research in finding a cure and tipping the scales of MS research to change lives forever.

Let TVOCBC and BBC Television know how wonderful Benny Hill, Doctor Who and Dave Allen are/were. They were all ground breaking shows for their time with those stations introducing us to the world beyond Canada (and Britain) alone. Keep in mind that TVO is a publicly supported television station. Please show your support.

Let the Canadian Government (via the CRTC) know how wonderful the CBC and TVO are. The CBC have been broadcasting Canadian content since 1958 from Toronto and Montreal. They've expanded since then bringing us and the world some of the most innovative series and educational content. Recently the broadcast archives of both TVO and BBC were rescued from destruction including film footage from Expo '67. These records are an integral part of Canadian (and world) history and should be protected much like both CBC and TVO. While TVO is dependent upon public support, the CBC is funded through its own advertising revenue and Government funding.

Let my school buddies Miranda and Brian Kwok, Joel Ferrina and Doctor Waitak Kong know how awesome they are. You've got to find them first though. You can use my facebook account as a starting block though it wont be easy.

The most important aspect of all is one of world culture, peace and unity. That for which the Sanctum stands much like the United Nations for which it is a mystical protégé. We're not always going to see eye to eye on many issues but we can get along without the conflict of violence while respecting the living rights of every being on the planet and beyond.

I know that they will be compared, but I urge you not to. I mean A Lady's Prerogative and the Butterfly Dragon. The Butterfly Dragon is going to start much differently than its predecessors but if you're looking for intensity then you'll find it. First I have to deal with cliche often levied at the expense of culture. Even Heylyn Yates aka Ai Yuanlin Ying experiences it.

Knowledge

"Are we so much what we are as much as what we aren't?"

"He who speaks doesn't know. He who knows does not speak."

Lao Tzu


Once Chuang Tzu dreamt he was a butterfly, flitting and fluttering around, happy with himself and doing as he pleased. Suddenly he awoke and there he was, solid and unmistakably Chuang Tzu. At that moment he did not know if he was Chuang Tzu dreaming he was a butterfly or if he was a butterfly dreaming he was Chuang Tzu.

Chuang Tzu


The darkest hour is often hidden within the midst of greatest light as does the greatest spite hide within the midst of the greatest love.

Butterfly, butterfly.
In the night, In the sky.
To spread your wings and see you fly.
Butterfly, butterfly.

Without your heart, you are nigh.
Without your vengeance you will die.
To lose yourself, to cease to fly.
Give up your wings, for they are mine!

The Great Dragon Karkashthrakushk.
Also known as Weltherwithsp (自我永恆二元性之龍)



To be continued...


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