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September 18, 2009

religious statement

There is divine beauty in learning, just as there is human beauty in tolerance. To learn means to accept the postulate that life did not begin at my birth. Others have been here before me, and I walk in their footsteps. The books I have read were composed by generations of fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, teachers and their disciples. I am the sum total of their experiences, their quests. And so are you. (Elie Wiesel)

The answer is never the answer. What's really interesting is the mystery. If you seek the mystery instead of the answer, you'll always be seeking. I've never seen anybody really find the answer -- they think they have, so they stop thinking. But the job is to seek mystery, evoke mystery, plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom. The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer. (Ken Kesey)

Zippy the Pinhead by Bill Griffith at subscribez@zippythepinhead.com

The Freight and Salvage Coffee House at http://www.thefreight.org/index.html

The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor at http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/

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Happy trials, Martin

1 comment:

Graham Moody said...

There is something there in that Ken Kesey statement, even if he didn't really find the answers to the mysteries.