My greatest satisfaction comes from taking complicated and rambling ideas chewing them up and spitting them out. It's why I love poetry, fairy tales and jelly bellies. I also love symphonies, reading the encyclopedia and Blinis Demidof a l'Oobleck, but that's not what I want to create. I delight in making a little paper and wheat person who tells you a secret to rival Lady Chatterley's without a word. Here's what I've been chewing on:
Stories that remind us everything we need to know we already know, we're just remembering...
"Many hundreds of years before those great European pioneers, Galileo and Copernicus, had to pay heavy prices in ridicule and excommunication for their daring theories, a section of the Vedas known as the Brahmanas contained this astounding statement:
“The sun never sets or rises. When people think the sun is setting, he only changes about after reaching the end of the day and makes night below and day to what is on the other side. Then, when people think he rises in the morning, he only shifts himself about after reaching the end of the day night, and makes day below and night to what is on the other side. In truth, he does not see at all.”
- Nancy Wilson Ross (1901 -1986)
nice picture of high tea from here.
High tea...because ceremony and manners can be the glue to hold us together while the big issues are under construction.