Gapingvoid - Mystery

 

  • “It’s what the ancients always knew: that no matter how much we know, no matter how much science reveals to us, the question, “Why are we here?” will continue to mess with our head. The evil begins once we start confusing faith with certainty, once we pretend that it’s no longer a mystery.”

The book of Genesis is indeed the prophecy of embracing failure. Often interpreted as punishment for the violation of God’s will, I personally see the ‘casting out’ as the triumphant birth of being human. What man lost in divinity is gained in humanity by eating from ‘the tree of knowledge.’ Chet Raymo describes with his own canvas of writing…

  • The key to enchantment is to be aware of what can’t be seen. The spiders in their webs. The spinnerets extruding gossamer. The DNA zipping and unzipping in each cell of the spiders’ bodies, the amino acids, A and T, G and C, grasping hands in their dervish dance. The atoms in their resonant vibrations. ‘What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well,’  wrote Antoine De Saint-Exupery. The key to enchantment is to never stop thinking about the well.”

 

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