Unguarded Premises

Ursula K. Le Guin
“Escape Routes”
in
The Language of the Night: Essays on Fantasy and Science Fiction

What science, from physics and astronomy to history and psychology, has given us is the open universe: a cosmos that is not a simple, fixed hierarchy but an immensely complex process in time. All the doors stand open, from the prehuman past through the incredible present to the terrible and hopeful future. All connections are possible. All alternatives are thinkable. It is not a comfortable, reassuring place. It’s a very large house, a very drafty house. But it’s the house we live in.

Time to find that shawl or bulky sweater and settle in for more reading with a nice hot cup of cocoa.

And so for day 2867
18.10.2014

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