Mystery, Imagination, & Small Wisdom…

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So much of the human condition remains shrouded in mystery.  People rely on five senses to interpret the universe. With a vast array of newfangled interconnected technology, we can see great distances and hear sounds earlier generations could never have imagined.  We are constantly smelling, tasting and touching evidence which surrounds us.

But our individual and collective impressions are subjective, variable and eccentric. These are no more than illusions which may or may not resemble objective reality.



Many assumed truths could be lies.  
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imaginative conjecture and blind faith seems unbound.  When human beings find no rational explanations or scientific evidence, we indulge in myths, magic and miracles to evaporate mystery in a search for meaning.  Some find small truths where we can agree. 

~Tim Flanagan


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“The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.”

   Oscar Wilde


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Man lives in a world of surmise, of mystery, of uncertainties.”

John Dewey

“I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.”

Harry Emerson Fosdick


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“Fortunately, somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it off altogether.”

Luis Bunuel


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“I believe in the power of the imagination to remake the world, to release the truth within us, to hold back the night, to transcend death, to charm motorways, to ingratiate ourselves with birds, to enlist the confidences of madmen.”
J.G. Ballard


Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau


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“Some might think that the creativity, imagination, and flights of fancy that give my life meaning are insanity.”
Vladimir Nabokov


Ursula K. Le Guin

“Truth is a matter of the imagination.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

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Henry David Thoreau

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Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens”
Jimi Hendrix



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