Archive for December, 2008

Icebergs are like stars

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

Icebergs are like the stars. They exist remote, in their own places, lifeless, empty, conforming to things like gravity and heat and cold, over time-spans in relation to which a human life is hardly any time at all. They come into existence, change and cease to be, but have no purpose or meaning. However, when you’ve lived among them for a bit, it’s actually human beings who have no meaning. Icebergs are in accord with the universe. We aren’t. (Adams and Lockley, 1983; 87)