a reply to: Funafuti
How well I know this insignificance you speak of. I love the way humans are now mapping the known universe. All those pictures and maps that show us
just how bigggggg this place really is. And even then, these new maps admittedly only map things as far as our tools will allow us to see. From as
much as we can see, I just wonder how much further and further it continues to be. It is daunting.
And as far as it having any meaning, well, there you have it I guess. I find no evident road signs, no Burma Shave messages along any of the highways
and byways of outer space. No,"Oh hello humans. Whatcha doing peeking out here at all the rest that's going on. See? Not much huh?"
And then we can look down, rather than up, and we find that it just keeps going down and down and down and what do we find? Any meaning there? Any
proclamations of what it is all about? Ah, no, not really.
Here, about half way between all that is "out" from here and all that is "in" from here, and who know, maybe not even half way between cuz who knows
where we are if we cannot see either end of the spectrum, what do we find?
And for some crazy reason, that is if we can find a reason, isn't this meaning we are hedging around the reason, isn't it strange that some how, some
way, in the midst of all this seemingly meaninglessness we find one small aspect of it all that has come around to asking about meaning.? What kind of
out of touch wildness might we be that even this concept of meaning occurs to us in the first place. Not only that but we seem to place so much
importance on it.
Now, I am not about to start proclaiming what that meaning might be. I like to leave that to all the others who seem to think that they have the
lowdown on it. But just for the fact, and I always use that word lightly, for the fact that we do search for meaning suggests to me, that there is
meaning. And from that I guess we can all search for it in our own ways if we want, or not if we do not feel that pull. For me, I just gotta go with
there is meaning behind it all. And I feel warm and happy for it, even if that is all it is.
Thanks for your post Fun. Hope you find what you think might not be there. I have, but of course I may just be delusional.
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