Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Interconnectedness

"To believe in the interweaving of all existence, is to sense all men in one man, the whole world in a grain of sand, eternity in a moment" -Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel This quote gets me thinking--what if one moment in my day didn't exist? Would I still end up where I am now? What if a moment had been replaced with another or altered in some way? Might I still think the same things I am thinking now? And if I am happy now, then do I owe my gratitude to every moment that has made up my life thus far?

2 comments:

  1. --eternity in a single moment -- how beautiful, and also how true! -- through interaction, moment touches moment, and they share lives of moments --extending a moment of themselves into a moment that can encompass any moment involved in any way with this intimacy of touch, and extension via touching! --hoe beautiful this is! --I'm happy to extend myself by touching this moment of my writing with moments already embedded in your post.. Lovely eternity! Thank you!

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  2. I love the way your post got me thinking - thanks! In fact, it reminds me quite a bit of Borges' writing. I'd recommend checking out some of his short stories like "Aleph" and "Zahir" if you want to play with this concept some more. Both what you and forker girl said have me visualizing moments as a sort of honeycomb, where the physical structure of the comb itself represent moments and the honey that bleeds through represents touch. Very cool!

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