“As Robert Browning put it, “You must mix some uncertainly with faith, if you would have faith be.”
Very interesting thought! I can see the validity in it. Much like knowing the ying, and yang of things. Or____ “What is “bad”? & “What is good?”___ “Bad You say!”___The reality is that what is “bad” has an opposite and that is “good!”___LOL!
To know what is bad we must know what is good! But it does not end here and it’s less confusing to simply understand that what is most important is what is at the very center between bad and good! The fact of knowing both is the balance of both.
The extremes will always be whatever they are and we can always lean towards what is good! Put more weight on that end of things and the bad stuff can mostly slide off!
“We want so much to know something for sure. I know I always do! Control. Contol is hard to hang onto. “We want so much to know something for sure. We want desperately to look at something and say, “Now, this is a fact, this is for real, I don’t doubt it.” And then only moments later it is difficult to believe anything.___It may be that our problem lies in the fact that we put our faith in what we can see when we have been told to look beyond appearances. But if the uncertainty makes us search, at least it keeps us moving and alive. It keeps us questioning, and when we question we find answers that cause us to renew our faith.” With faith, we can find hope.
I live in Southern Maine. I am the owner of Anisette Studios. My website is https://www.anisettestudios.com/ Here you can view and purchase Shibui, sign up for my newsletters, blog, and read articles about Shibui Found Image Art. Patrons get great deals several times a year and special items at times. My site makes it easy to contact me. My primary art form is Shibui Found Image Art. Shibui begins with action art and stems from the imagination. It is like seeing something in the clouds or solving a puzzle. Its creative process has its own rules and requires what I call reverse engineering due to a lack of an understructure and purely out of the imagination. In addition to those who patron me, my target groups are those who use art therapy. I will soon be teaching live. Contact me if you would like to learn live. I use Zoom. I request that although my art, other images, and what I write is now published by me here on WordPress; I do ask you do not to use my artwork, poetry, or the information about Shibui Found Image Art without my permission. I am quite available to make such requests. I wish to share the following: The existentialist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir wrote a book called The Ethics of Ambiguity. In it, she lays out a guiding ethic in response to the philosophy of existentialism. It might be somewhat familiar to you already. She writes, “To will oneself free is also to will others free. This will is not an abstract formula. It points out to each person concrete action to be achieved.”
Best wishes to all! Have good times and keep safe! Pejj