Not so the infinite Relations (1040)
Not so the infinite Relations — Below
Division is Adhesion’s forfeit — On High
Affliction but a Speculation — And Woe
A Fallacy, a Figment, We knew —
The initial, surface gloss. There are “infinite Relations” as opposed to “finite.” Thus, there are two realms. One below, with division. The very concept of ‘sticking together’ has left us. One above, where being pained (“affliction”) is impossible, and previous pain (“Woe”) is unreal.
So: is all former pain unreal? That can’t – shouldn’t – be right.
We need to try again with “infinite Relations” – how does this crazy world work? – and one has to make a denial (“Not so”) to grasp the problem. What is being denied? The “infinite Relations?” What sense does that make? It means we are concerned with a number of finite relations and finite relations simply. Finite relations as numbered? Yeah, these are relationships. Unlike the deity’s mercy, there is only so much distrust and bitterness that can fester between us.
Accordingly, we can divide the “relations” into three realms: “Adhesion’s forfeit” (non-purposeful break-ups, being dumped), “Division” (a higher realm than the first), “On High.” Division makes “division” central and allows for painless, supposedly whole “On High” to exist. “On High” is both logical (“Fallacy”) and imaginary (“Figment”). But what we knew was Woe. We don’t even have that anymore.