Thursday, July 30, 2009

Big pictures

A friend asked:
"What if, just a hypothesis, what if I wasn't right, and it wasn't all ultimately meaningless in the Big Picture?"

I'm sure everything is used in the big picture, even if illusory.

The problem is the big picture is too big for human minds. Perhaps the horrible destruction of Earth is necessary for the spiritual salvation of the rest of the galaxy, and we follow on another planet later. *We* don't know!

And we don't know need to know. We just need to know that it's all right, and to follow the next bend in the river.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Ellen Goodman

We are told that people stay in love because of chemistry or because they remain intrigued with each other, because of many kindnesses, because of luck... But part of it has got to be forgiveness and gratefulness.
-- Ellen Goodman

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Umberto Eco

I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
-- Umberto Eco