Matter’s tendency toward entropy must be disrupted if ultramateriality is to push itself into the world. Ultramateriality is the surplus over and above the material. This temporal surplus is always pulled from within by the ever present weight of materiality to level its amplitude, to quiet its disruption. This pervasive pull encircles potentiality, limiting its flight, prescribing the inevitable decay of life’s orbit. To sustain life, ultramateriality must ceaselessly counteract its own encirclement. Since life must push against its own weight, suffering is. It must be, for suffering asserts not only itself; it is the surfacing of death. Since death is inside life, ultramateriality cannot surpress its emergence. To do so would deny life’s own preconditions. Instead, ultramateriality must persist in the face of death, willing to sustain suffering while pushing itself into the world. The will to persist comes through the acceptance of falleness. Death is not an exteriority which outstrips life, but the other way around. Life is the temporal surplus which elevates the ultramaterial above the equilibrium. This surplus generates the debt which must be repaid. Death recalls the surplus.

The body is the site. The more passionate the desire for living, the greater the existential tension will manifest itself in the live body. We are drawn to those unafraid to push their bodies into existence, for we too live. We are inspired by those bodies unintimidated by death, for we too owe the debt. The fallen angels are compelling because they epitomize the dare toward living. Their bodies are icons of ultramateriality’s push for existence. Their awareness of their fallen state opens our appreciation to the miracle of life. Though they must fall, their desire for flight reaches into the surplus. Their fearless push to sustain ultramateriality against the pull of decay is the eternal image of existence, for theirs is the first appeal. It is that appeal which opens materiality for existence to enter the world.