> Like all other animals, we humans evolved to connect the dots between events
> so as to discern patterns meaningful for our survival. Like no other animals,
> we tell stories about the patterns we find. Sometimes the patterns are real;
> sometimes they are illusions.
"My painting is visible images which conceal nothing; they evoke mystery
and, indeed, when one sees one of my pictures, one asks oneself this simple
question "What does that mean"? It does not mean anything, because mystery
means nothing either, it is unknowable"
-- René Magritte
"God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age,
some by sickness, some by war, some by justice"
-- John Donne [Meditation 17]
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