Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Serendipitous Wisdom

There is a sense of the Oracle being spoken when one chances upon serendipitous wisdom. Like in reading an interesting essay on death by information I run into the lines that seem to be speaking only to me and my current state of mind.

"I am referring to the fact that the world in which we live is very nearly incomprehensible to most of us. There is almost no fact -- whether actual or imagined -- that will surprise us for very long, since we have no comprehensive and consistent picture of the world which would make the fact appear as an unacceptable contradiction. We believe because there is no reason not to believe. No social, political, historical, metaphysical, logical or spiritual reason. We live in a world that, for the most part, makes no sense to us. Not even technical sense."

The month has been full of upheaval, change, dramatic endings and the like making it an unexpected end to a rather quiet year. I have wondered why recent events have made so little sense. I think I have my answer now. It is a peaceful, easy feeling to know my life is contained completely within the bounds of natural order and to that extent all is well with me.

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