Friday, May 26, 2006

The presumption of piscianity

The fishbowl is all that is or ever was or ever will be. Life beyond the fishbowl is the opiate of the guppies.

A fishbowl is made of water and glass and bubbles—billions upon billions of bubbles.

The bottom of the tank is the shore of the cosmic aquarium. On this shore we’ve learned most of what we know. Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return. And we can’t, because the aquarium is also within us. We’re "made" of starfishy stuff. We’re a way that a fishbowl can know itself.

The journey for each of us begins here. We’re going to explore the fishbowl in a ship of the imagination, unfettered by ordinary limits on glass and steel, drawn by the music of the cosmic bubbles.

1 comment:

  1. I admired Carl Sagan greatly from the time I first watched the Cosmos series around 1980 and then read his books. He opened my eyes to a vast universe of immense diversity and astounding ideas.

    Two years ago, at 42 years of age, my eyes were opened to the truth of that universe, it's creator, and my place within it.

    I praise God He called me out of ignorance, showed me the truth, redeemed me, and set me free.

    God bless you Steve for your wit, your devotion to truth, and your service in defending His kingdom.