You look everywhere and see more differences than sameness. How can there be togetherness?
It is because we are all different that we can make a whole. You don’t want a puzzle with every piece the same. How would they fit together?
We open a little bit to admit some variety
Breaking out of our limits has been a primary passion of humanity since prehistory. Artists appreciate limits for the liberating revelations they give. Before the Big Bang there was a yearning to be known and to fellowship. The Yearning manifested … Continued
To know something because you were there is different from learning it second hand. Some would say it is better to have been there and done that than to be told about it, even if it took a multi-million-dollar budget, … Continued
This is an animated memo of thoughts from my journal resulting from contemplation about our origins, the dynamic growth of the material universe, why there is something rather than nothing, the great amount that humanity has learned which increases the … Continued
A friend and I were standing outside at night in the summer, mountain air. The stars were gloriously spread across the clear sky and my friend asked, “What is the first thing you think of when you look up there?” … Continued
Reading about Johannes Kepler’s given circumstances (1571-1630), buildings blocking his astronomical observations, having to move repeatedly to find new accommodations conducive to his work (Prague, Linz), the coming and going of his employers (government changes and rulers), troubles of warring … Continued
I am a late viewer of Leonardo DiCaprio’s important documentary “Before the Flood” (2016) . It starts with Hieronymus Bosch’s monumental artistic prophecy (painted between 1490 and 1510) of humanity’s degradation of the Creation and then documents the real, current day … Continued
I am thankful to find writers all around who put into words principles that I experience in my work and contemplation. I found an unusual and ground-breaking book of theology and the arts entitled Found Theology: History, Imagination and the Holy Spirit … Continued
This image is an expansion of the flow chart from the post “Art and Poetry are Evolutionary,” about the onward flow of creation (June, 2016). It was a very simple, linear view of how the spiritual awakening of an individual … Continued