"The universe is not only stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine."
- Sir Arthur Eddington
IN JIM'S WORDS...
When I retired to the woods of South Carolina I wanted to experience a passion similar to those who built Stonehenge - strong enough to inspire me to move mega-ton boulders halfway across England. That is to say, I retired with an agenda. “Okay God, it’s you and me. No structures No restrictions. No theology. No holds barred. Twenty-four hours a day. You are my only passion. You say you like a challenge? Bring it on!” Like Jacob of old who wrestled with God, I had one prayer on my lips: “I will not let you go until you bless me!”
Imagine my surprise when, in a totally unexpected way, God answered and did just that!
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"When we think of a magician, the image that comes to mind is Merlin. Long white beard, cone-shaped hat, right? Well, in one version of this Arthurian legend, the archetypal sorcerer retires. Checks out of the conjuring biz. His reason? The rationalists are taking over. The time for magic is coming to an end. Well, ol’ Merlin should have stuck around because those same rationalists trying to put a rope around reality suddenly found themselves in the psychedelic land of physics. A land of quarks, gluons, and neutrinos. A place that refuses to play by Newtonian rules. A place that refuses to play by any rules. A place better suited for the Merlins of the world."
-From the TV series, Northern Exposure