Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The heart of creation


Ants, hills. Bees, hives. Termites, mounds. Birds, nests. Beavers, dams. Humans, cities. The list goes on and on. Is one more perfect or more beautiful than another? I think not. Neither do I think humans are flawed. Humans are what they are, just as whales are what they are, and trees and rocks and stars. If nature is not flawed entirely, then it is perfect in its glory and variety just as it is, is it not? And if we decide or choose to believe otherwise, and to later abandon those decisions and beliefs, that is all part of what makes us human. Things change. We change. That is the heart of creation — to make and be remade. Someday we might even dispense with worldwide theft, poverty, and war. The thought exists. The dream. In the meantime, we have love. We have art.



8 comments:

Stream Source said...

“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large -- I contain multitudes.”

WW

Stream Source said...

I love this ~

William Michaelian said...

This quote you chose is one of my favorites, and it certainly makes sense in this context. The blog entry itself, is, of course, something you’ve heard from me before, in pretty much the same terms.

“Do I repeat myself? Very well, then, I repeat myself.”

WM

William Michaelian said...

Ha! It seems our letters are crossing in the mail. I deleted your deletion, and I deleted the bit from “Walt Whitman’s Reply.” And so at the same instant you posted “I love this ~” I was posting a response to your initial comment.

Stream Source said...

One good "Ha!" deserves another... "Ha!" (ha-ha)

Seems our wires cross in many ways.

FWIW, my deleted comment was a botched HTML attempt at a heart icon (I know, I can't help myself).

Feel free to republish the WW reply. Even if out of sequence, it's never out of context and I can't get enough of it.

William Michaelian said...

Very well, even though your heart is not in it (triple-ha!). But rather than the snippet, I will, with thanks, post a link to the whole imagined correspondence:

https://recently-banned-literature.blogspot.com/2016/05/letter-to-walt-whitman-and-walt.html

Stream Source said...

I remember this dream. But thanks for the link...

William Michaelian said...

I thought — hoped — you might. And then who knows who else might wander by ~