Our Lent discussion on Sunday picked up on a phrase of Thomas Merton “the cosmic dance” – a phrase that divided the group! There were those who responded to it very positively, and those who could find no meaning in it all.
And then one of the group found an image to (almost) bridge the gap – Brownian Motion, which, I now understand, is the random movement of molecules, which look like a dance. I think. Or if not, close enough that, at least for me, a theological vision and image that has mattered to me for years now has a deeper meaning, as I understand something new of its power in describing the richness, complexity and beauty of the world.
And, yes, I know I am not making much sense. But this says it properly…
God’s Grandeur; Gerald Manley Hopkins