Inspiration

All Nature is but Art, unknown to thee;
All Chance, Direction, which thou canst not see;
All Discord, Harmony not understood…

{ Alexander Pope }

We do not ask for what useful purpose the birds do sing, for song is their pleasure since they were created for singing. Similarly, we ought not to ask why the human mind troubles to fathom the secrets of the heavens…. The diversity of the phenomena of Nature is so great, and the treasures hidden in the heavens so rich, precisely in order that the human mind shall never be lacking in fresh nourishment.

{ Johannes Kepler }

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4 thoughts on “Inspiration

  1. I never thought of that.. I took in those lines very differently. To me, it represented a series of musical notes in apparent disharmony with each other. but they’d probably sound beautiful with a different pair of ears, i.e, with a different perspective. So the line made sense to me.

    Inspiration is supposed to be a little irrational, isn’t it? To make our dreams slightly wilder? 🙂
    Not a justification, no. I’ll keep thinking about though 🙂

  2. “Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly; Man got to sit and wonder, ‘Why, why, why?’ Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land; Man got to tell himself he understand.” –Kurt vonnegut

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