In the deeps are the violence and terror of which psychology has warned us. But if you ride these monsters deeper down, if you drop with them farther over the world’s rim, you find what our sciences cannot locate or name, the substrate, the ocean or matrix or ether which buoys the rest, which gives goodness its power for good, and evil its power for evil, the unified field: our complex and inexplicable caring for each other, and for our life together here. This is given. It is not learned.
– Annie Dillard: Teaching a Stone to Talk
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Yes, the unified field…some Annie Dillard genius. There is so much to engage with at Sub Rosa I sometimes don’t know where to begin.