Monday, November 17, 2008

Shadow of a Fortune Cookie

"Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see."
From a fortune cookie as cited in The Invisible Constitution by Laurence Tribe.
Not that I think that Plato was right or that reality is completely hidden to us. However, this strikes me as saying that the things we see and know are caused and influenced to other things that we do not see and do not know. Those things, in turn, are interconnected to yet other things and eventually back to our perceived entities themselves.

This sentence leaves me feeling connected to the Universe in a way I only occasionally perceive. Of course my perception of this connection is actually the shadow of many unseen connections ...

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