deus ex machina
i like that phrase
in all its austere latin gravitas
'god out of the machine'
a god that we make
a plot device which suddenly and abruptly solves
a seemingly inextricable problem
through the intervention
of a new character or ability or object
but what if that intervention was there all along
lurking unnoticed on the peripherary or in the subconscious?
or what if that problem was not really a problem at all
but a call to action?
what if god what a part of the machine
and we just weren't looking closely enough?
deus in machina?