Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Like oysters observing the sun

“Methinks we have hugely mistaken the matter of Life and Death. Methinks that what they call my shadow here on earth is my true substance. Methinks that in looking at things spiritual, we are too much like oysters observing the sun through the water, and thinking that thick water was thinnest air. Methinks my body is the lees of my better being. In fact, take my body who will, take it I say, it is not me.”

-- Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chapter VII, The Chapel

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