a mysterious tune

“The Moon over a Waterfall” by Hiroshige

Everything is determined by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insect as well as for the star. Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust – we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.
~ Albert Einstein
(The Saturday Evening Post, October 26, 1929)

Go out of the house to see the moon, and’t is mere tinsel; it will not please as when its light shines upon your necessary journey.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

We tap our toes to chaste love songs about the silvery moon without recognizing them as hymns to copulation.
~ Barbara Kingsolver
(High Tide in Tucson)

The moon is quite a show off given the chance. The stars make a sound when they shine so bright. Water so blue and so black.
~ Dave Matthews
(Twitter, February 16, 2009)

14 thoughts on “a mysterious tune”

    1. Ah, the mystery of uncertainty… After looking at the latest storm track this morning I am more concerned about the weather YOU may be having in a few days!

        1. Even a hundred miles in you could get a pretty rough storm – remember how Vermont got slammed with tropical storm Irene? Hope we all keep safe and sound!

    1. Listening deeper with you, Kathy.. (But I still need loud music blaring to invigorate me when it’s time to do the housework!)

  1. Such an inspired pairing of art and wisdom! I have been scrolling back, repeatedly, to look at this picture. So compelling and beautiful! It turns my perception upside down, or maybe inside out. Or maybe something else entirely, it’s been one of those days : )

    Be safe this weekend!

    1. Thank you, Colleen! Now that you mention it, turned on its side, it does look a lot like a full moon rising behind mountains and in front of a curved horizon. That’s the wonder of perception – there are so many ways to look at things – that in itself is a mystery! 🙂

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