Wednesday, August 05, 2015

"Our Adventure Epiphanies..."

"In present day, 'Epiphany' refers to a sudden recognition or insight into the essential meaning of something.
In lower case, the word is much older. It first appears in the work of Herodotus, Greek Historian of the fifth century B.C.E., and means 'the coming to light'.
Seals depicting such revelations have been found on the island of Crete that are older still. The Greeks, it would seem, have been having epiphanies for a very long time and, I suspect, Neolithic folks before them.
But my favorite part of the definition tells us that the revelation is often brought on by simple experience. Something big is occasioned by something little, something easily missed. And it unfolds from there - sometimes as a flash, sometimes in exquisite slow motion - out of conventional time and space and knowledge.
'Look at this!' you whisper as you see something about the universe that you've never seen before. 'And look at this', you whisper too, seeing yourself seeing it.
The universe is bigger than it was a minute ago, and so are you...". 
A. Jauregui

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