Friday, 19 January 2007

Crumple zones, foam insulation

The gap between "this is more than I can understand..." and "this is more than any human brain can understand ..." The elision between those two things.

Because we grow up inbetween the two, with that comforting crumple-zone around our childish consciousnesses (there's a great deal we don't understand, but, hey, we're alright, because somebody somewhere does) -- we miss it when we find ourselves, stranded, in adulthood. Hence many of us react to the loss of that particular foam insulation by doing all we can to reinsulate ourselves. Hence: aporia, mysterium tremendum, God ...

Hey! we're alright again.

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