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Thursday, August 28, 2014

A Transitory Yes

"By the side of the everlasting Why there is a Yes--

a transitory Yes if you like, but a Yes.”

This quote from A Room With A View by E.M.Forster - which, thanks to the exquisitely beautiful film version, is often misquoted as, "At the side of the everlasting Why there is a Yes! and a Yes! and a Yes!" - speaks to the great questions of the world: Why are we here? What is our purpose? Is there meaning to life? The "transitory Yes" feels like hope - yes, we are here for an important reason, yes we have a greater purpose, yes, in the face of all the pain and injustice that exists, there is meaning to life. 

This blog is a place for me to ask those big questions, and maybe even answer some of them; though I submit that questions are far more important than answers.