life, philosophy

Where Good and Evil Cross

Beauty with a chipped wing

If you are looking for beauty without sadness, you will not find it. If you are looking for celebration without the poignancy of pain, you will search in vain. All that is transcendent comes from the lowly, the light from the dark, the flower from the mud. Life is not one-dimensional. If you are looking for absolute, you must find it wherever you look. If the absolute is truly absolute, then there is no place where it is not found. There is only one way to freedom. You can’t get there by choosing the good over the bad, or the light over the dark. Your path goes through the place where good and evil cross. ~ The Silence of the Heart, Paul Ferrini