Giotto di Bondone - St. Francis Renouncing His Possessions
Those who seek to fill the emptiness with empire do not understand the emptiness of empires.
All of history is smoke; and empires are only chimeras within that smoke.
Where is the fire? At the core of psyche.
It predates the universe, and will survive the last sun. Every black hole leads to it, all beauty emerges from it.
Ever elusive, it can't be escaped. So utterly personal, it is mistaken for a profound mystery.
-- Richard Power