I’m full of thoughts today.
I begin to write them, but I only get so far trying to tether them to word before they float away and then I’m on to trying to nail the next one down.
Up above my head is a canopy of these balloons of topics. The first of the day fading from sight, some with strings just escaped my fingers tips moments ago, and many in between as clumped together dots of varied color.
I started on theoretical physics. With that was a thought about coincidence, a thought about fortune and the quote “there but by the grace of God go I.” I found parallels to theology and scientific theory. I considered the evidence of extra-dimensionality of the universe and the multi-verse theories as similar to concepts of spiritual reality. I wanted to explain that science explains how and philosophy answers why. I got started.
My mind drifted…
My thoughts later turned to cycles and equilibrium. The need for both. I listed examples from nature. I wrote about the rise and fall of civilizations. I had an idea about the interplay of people and history. About the way living radical faith is eventually crowded out by dead religious tradition. I pondered three different responses of reaction, reformation or reflection and denial.
This too escaped…
Perhaps these balloons will come floating back down to where I can grab them and anchor them to explanation. But for now they remain abstractions not ready for words. Themselves the topic for their stubborn inaccessible.
I will let them play among the clouds for today, but eventually they must come down and earn their keep!