4: T SquareDSquare: James Tarantin
Before the light begins to shine and new day begins the sun has not come up the morning light is still resting as the day is about to start and dawn reigns before the darkness begins to life. A single tear falling from the eye of a man yearning to have God presents him with a precious gift: A child! The child that was born named David, had the inner strength of many, the intelligence of the great philosophers and a heart filled with kindness that he extended to so many. Working hard, always looking for ways to help those less fortunate he amassed a fortune that he would share with his new wife Miriam. Lights are powerful but the dimmer on a chandelier controls the brightness and how much light or warmth we feel. Right now let’s keep it on its lowest setting as we learn more about these two young people. Enter Omer, the light, as Miriam calls him hoping to find his place in a world filled with disappointment, prejudice and at times hate. How can the many lessons in life be taught to this young child, how can he find a place within his own private walls of isolation when those within others will not accept him for who and what he is? Before the light we need to lift the darkness.
Omer was not an ordinary child. His skin was dark, his complexion not the same as those he would meet. Taught to understand that choices control your destiny and you need to be careful before making them Omer looked that not everyone would accept him for who he was and the person he was within his mind, body and soul but would be judge by his outer skin covering. The author shares three separate incidents within his first years of school where he relates his fears to his mother, wants to become an angel, realizes that he is different when shunned because he has dark skin and winds up attacked both physically and verbally by others. Added in we join him, David and Miriam as they journey to many places to teach Omer just where the source of the light might be, how to travel through time, use his mind to find the inner soul of where he hopes to go and guide him to his destiny.
Your inner light, your hope for the future, to become more involved and not alone how to achieve that were his goal. Questions asked of his mother and wondering “Why do human’s live,” set Omer on a journey that would take him back in time and help us recall that it all began with a tear as he sheds on of his own. Journeys change or transform some as he visits The Kingdom of Thailand, defines the Basketball of myths and within Chapter 8 explains the domino effect and the true meaning of isolation which seems to be part of his life and a constant within this novel. But, a door opens and he finds one titled: The Intellect System and the second: Time’s Silent Secret. Can he or will he learn to write his own future? Battles are fought and the author allows readers to learn about many within the pages of Chapter 13.
Omer had a quest and would never give up his dream as he decides that it is time for him to transform and what he does will astound his mother and hopefully make her proud. Working hard on what he states is The Equation we learn about its origin and its meaning: The beginning of Chapter 15 explains how it comes about but on page 86 it is defined: The equation: Based on three articles: the first being The Third Law of Newton which is T squared= T multiplied by T: “One’s consecutive Transformations multiplied by one’s final Tears
D squared: D multiplied by D: One’s consecutive Decisions multiplied by one’s Destinies. “The relationship between the T squared and the D squared is in accordance with the Third Law of Newton: The mutual forces of action and reaction between two bodes are equal and opposite.” The second article: There is No Evil: simply defined or explained: “The equation proves that evil does not exist as a separate force luring human beings to the dark side. Evil is created only when human beings decide to create it.” The final article seems to be the one that binds most of the events together: Article 3: The Tear: Never wish for a tragedy. When they come know their reason is for you to transform. The rest of the explanation is on pages 87. Next he defines the four rings which control everything and his future or destiny you might say: Ring One: Water: The Fountain of Youth: Ring Two: Wind: The Telescope of Fear: Ring Three: Earth: The Moment of Pick Up! Ring Four: Fire: Cosmic Energy each elaborating explained on pages 88-90 including a diagram. Chapter 16 deals with the Day After Destiny and we begin part two Wander where Omer, our narrator visits many foreign countries, encounters many people as he and his mother try to find ways for him to conquer his mind, remember to forget and transform. From the desert to the Eastern Seaboard, The Desert’s Diamond and hoping to finally reveal the equation Omer never seems to settle and often leaves the comforts of his family to try and find his own place within a world that he cannot seem to understand at times or grasp.
When the moon covers the Sun and the sky are dark we know we have experiences an eclipse. Miriam explains to Omer when he questions where his Source of Light is and why it has been destroyed she related it to the discovery of the Equation, which seems to control his every thought but he fails to grasp its true meaning.
When Omer decides to implement what he has fought so hard to achieve the author introduces 6 men which he calls the Titans who help him put into place some startling events and one document that would change it all. “ Light travels faster than sound. That’s why some people appear bright..when you hear them speak.” Each one of these men called the Titans he gave a different name and job in order to create two separate constitutions that the reader can read for themselves on pages 135-136.
Throughout the novel we hear Omer’s many different voices taking place within his mind, some real and others in his dreams. The Equation: the dark science of it ignites the four rings and the mind begins to vibrate. Filled with his own thoughts for what he hopes is his future will he ever enter the Ivy League Walls of a College, what does the future hold for him? Omer never seems content. He seems to fill his hours, days and time with trying to find the answer to where the Source of his Light will take him to Climb to the Stars and be all that he can be. Who he meets and where he hopes his dreams will lead you will have to read for yourself. Each step of the way he is guided by the thoughts of his mother as they exchange notes and talk about the Light and the Universe. When things begin to look up the author will take him on a journey that will create many hills, valleys, mountains and slopes. What happens to his dream? Just how far can we turn up the dimmer of the chandelier, lift the darkness, see through the dawn and finally find the light!
“ When there are tears.. we shall transform
When there is darkness.. we shall light
When there is hate… we shall love
And where there is division we will unite!
Can a world be free of hate, prejudice, fear, deceit, lies and cruelty? If so: Is that when the dawn will turn into daylight and the light will shine forever?
This is one book with so many different themes that the reader will stay fixed to the printed pages until you too find the answers to: Where is your Light? What is your destiny? How will you transform?
Fran Lewis: reviewer