Sunday, December 14, 2014

Everything Is a Mirror

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My God, its full of stars!

What are stars full of?

As we hone in on the small, zoom in on the tiny, drill down into the minuscule and on into the infinitesimal, after all detail has fled our grasp in a babelian explosion that shatters accrued meaning, we face at last the impossible richness of the void. What we see in it is what we put in it. In the end, we face an emptiness we fill with ourselves.

What are we full of? ...

4 comments:

Tao Jonesing said...

"What are we full of? ..."

Expectations.

Toby said...

I kinda guessed that people would immediately think, "Shit." :-)

But expectations is an interesting answer...

Timbo614 said...

I did actually think "shit", but given your wording I suppose the answer is Stardust. "We are Stardust"

Tao Jonesing said...

@Toby,

Human beings do not experience life, they interpret it. They compare what they observe to what they expect, and to the extent they perceive a world that is too far out of "true" with their expectations, they act to make the world what they expected. While human beings are full of expectations, what they fill the world with is their disappointment and anger when their expectations are not met. While what we see may be what we put in, what we put in is not ourselves but our subconscious disappointment that the world is not what we thought it was.