Another Friday, Another Contemplation

This was a week that saw small tornados, microbursts, macrobursts, and other odd weather phenomenon. From one frontal system, In an area where this kind of weather is not normal. Leaving destruction and death in its wake. For us, we had no damage, just lost power, and fortunately the garage & front steps were completed ahead of the storms. Eventually the power, and still later the internet, came back, leaving me with the means to catch up on the much that I have to catch up on. And so, while not ignoring the news, and not forgetting that there’s another #1000speak post due shortly, I do need to do my catching up first. I’m optimistically assuming all will be normal by the end of the weekend.

So that led me, in some strange roundabout fashion, to zero in on this thought from Soren Kierkegaard:

“It is the duty of the human understanding to understand that there are things which it cannot understand, and what those things are. Human understanding has vulgarly occupied itself with nothing but understanding, but if it would only take the trouble to understand itself at the same time it would simply have to posit the paradox.”

Kind of along the lines of letting the unknowns be. Or not. Enjoy the pondering.

Sketch of Kierkegaard borrowed from wikipedia

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