Monday, December 24, 2007

The Darkened Horizon

The universe is full of contrasts. Wonderful contrasts. Thus, there are two distinct things of each category that fill up our perceived world.
Plants are immobile, self-feeding organisms; animals are moving, and depend on other organisms for food. Silence is the serenity of the soul that is created by harmonious blending of infinitesimal vibrations; noise is the abundance of uncoordinated sound waves. Matter is the tangible substance; energy is the abstract mover. Lots of opposites exist, and each one is a negative of the other. It is a dominating view, however, that one of the two is more preferred, describing it in terms that in itself seen as opposites. Ugliness, for example, is regarded unpleasant and brought about by evil; beauty is in itself beautiful, appreciated, and heavenly. And in turn evil is seen as hideous, foul, ugly; the good is admirable, desirable, beautiful.
A paradox occurs, and a radical point of view is born.
Let us analyze ugliness and beauty. Obviously, beauty is very superior to ugliness, but isn't it that ugliness has an innate value that makes beauty valuable? Ugliness has something good in that it serves to exult beauty; and this lowly task is a parallel to the master and the slave, where the slave humbles himself to give the master authority. And humility is a wonderful virtue in that it makes the thing or person above all others in position by serving low. Thus, ugliness is beautiful in that in makes beauty beautiful.
What, so if thoroughly generalized, their is no distinction between anything in this world?
And if this is carried to the extremes, we can say that evil is good in that it it makes the good itself good; and Satan is good in that it makes God good?
Everything crumbles after this. The day is breached with tints of darkness as night realizes it is as bright; the dead matter moves as it comes to the realization that it makes life living; and the horizon darkens as the earth and the sky take their own rightful positions...