My last post was about putting the magic back into our thinking about life. I used to wonder why some people, after making claims that science has removed all superstitious thinking, then go on to explore older worlds of witches and crystals. Or they look to futuristic worlds of comic book superpowers and Transhumanism. But, now I know why.
It doesn’t matter how much a culture thinks it has freed itself of all natural mysteries, somewhere deep inside all of us, we know that our lives are an awesome, amazing thing and that there must be greater mysteries out beyond us that we can only glimpse at.
Learning to Fly
Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne
Well I started out down a dirty road
Started out all alone
And the sun went down as I crossed the hill
And the town lit up, the world got still
I’m learning to fly, but I ain’t got wings
Coming down is the hardest thing