Notes on BEINGS:
+Society of living metal Beings
+An older Being will create new Beings
+The creator Being is called a “Fitter”
+”Fitters” use one of their own parts to start a new being
+New/shiny parts mixed into the worn/aged/corroded parts indicate a Being who has built others or flirts with danger.
+A Being’s “first fitting” (IE It’s first part) is their most prized possession.
+Young beings have less age/wear/corrosion. IE shinny beings are babies.
“The Traveler” is made of reclaimed Copper, Steel, Brass, Glass, Amber LEDs & a Flame bulb. Traveler measures 17″ wide & just under 18″ deep. Traveler’s staff is 23″ high.
Traveler = Endurance
endurance from Merriam-Webster
noun en·dur·ance \ in-ˈdu̇r-ən(t)s , -ˈdyu̇r- , en- \
1 : the ability to withstand hardship or adversity; especially : the ability to sustain a prolonged stressful effort or activity –a marathon runner’s endurance
2 : the act or an instance of enduring or suffering –endurance of many hardships
3 : permanence, duration –the endurance of the play’s importance
“Always Moving”, “Never Stopping”, “Ceaseless Toil” – All apt descriptions for the Traveler. Travelers embody the notion that the journey IS the goal. Travelers never have a final destination and this unending exploration is what fuels a Traveler’s very existence.
Not content to just move, Travelers will search for the most extreme environments and conditions in which to journey. Routes through extremes of heat and cold are only the beginning of a Traveler’s experiences. Acid and Base, Corrosion and Malignant mineral growth, Intense Pressure and the Void’s hard vacuum are the playgrounds of the Traveler.
Truly ancient Travelers may not be recognizable at all. Moving forward in lengths measured by molecules, it would be easy to assume that the object in question was just another inanimate piece of litter.
Travelers believe that embracing the worst of existence will allow them to ultimately overcome existence itself. And who knows: What would you call a being who overcomes entropy itself?
Scars are not signs of weakness, they are signs of survival and endurance. -Rodney A. Winters
Those who endure, conquer. -Motto
Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory. -William Barclay
Persistence and endurance will make you omnipotent. -Casey Neistat
Sometimes there’s not a better way. Sometimes there’s only the hard way. -Mary E. Pearson
No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. -Orson F. Whitney