25. Thought

How close do you think we will ever really come to understanding the universe? Certainly, we’ve come a long way in understanding how the human body works. And thanks to Einstein we even have a grasp – at least mathematically – of how time and space are interrelated. We know that light travels at a constant speed, and we know that that seems to be the absolute highest speed in the universe.

 

But do we know why love makes us feel so wonderful? Or why the smile on a child’s face can open most any door? Do we know why music makes us want to dance? Do we really understand dance or music at all? All of us know sadness, yes. But can any of us claim scientifically to know exactly what sadness is or why it affects us so?

 

I think it’s fair to say that some things in the universe will always be shrouded in mystery. There is simply no way that man will ever be able to look into the heavens and have sufficient answers so as to satisfy all of his curiosity.

 

While science seems to take the mystery away from some of the universe’s most interesting phenomena, one question will always remain unanswered: why? Why did God – or the forces of nature – make all of this happen?

 

Day 25 Guide

 

For those of you who might be in a rut or thinking that you’re stuck in a zero-sum game, look up to the heavens tonight and think. Ask yourself the one enduring question that assures the mind of ceaseless wonder: why?

 

© 2005, Levi Hill

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