Sunday, December 4
The Clockwork Universe
I know not why the universe exists, but I do not desist from seeing how it is modified; I do not cease to see the intimate agreement by which the beings that compose it render a mutual help.
I am like a man who should see for the first time an open watch, who should not cease to admire the workmanship of it, although he knows not the use of the machine, and has never seen dials. "I do not know," he would say, "what all this is for, but I see each piece is made for the others. I admire the worker in the detail of his work, and I am very sure that all these wheel-works only go thus in concert for a common end which I cannot perceive."
Jean-Jacques Rousseau 1712- 1778
I think this is how I feel as well: I'm not absolutely sure what the Universe is all about, but I hope that we are all working in concert for a common end - though, at times, it doesn't seem this way. I am sure though that we all have an essential role within our Clockwork Universe.