I think that humans imposing meaning on the world, whether it is really there or not. For instance, humans have great facility for recognizing faces. I see faces in wallpaper patterns, the grain of floorboards, see bunnies in cloud formations.
whydoesgodhateamputees has a good point. People are constantly attributing someone’s miraculous recovery from some disease or malady to devine intervention. If this happens, why don’t we see amputees limbs spontaneously regenerate?
It is all a story. We want our lives to have meaning.
Jesus Christ is born; James Brown dies; Gerald Ford dies; Saddam is executed. Is there meaning in the conjunction of there events?
The German Johnny Cash. The French lyrics of The Brazilian Girls. Anoushka Shankar and Sacred Indian Chants. (Googling “Anoushka Shankar” “sacred indian chant” returned only listings for eBay.) Some ideas of music that I have heard, that is in different languages. I like that.
Ah, to be a simple biological being. The universal energy. The brief flicker of the reality of life.
I cut my finger, I stub my toe, I curse. I am petrified by the thoughts of the terrible things that can happen.