I scrapped my last blog, which had fallen into a morass of ecology, cosmology, Islam, Christianity, ... So I'll start again (er... with a different morass!)
In our attempts at understanding the whole world in which we find ourselves we might try to categorize it into themes like the following:
Cosmos: earth, sky, seas, stars ...
Humans: our loves and hates, combining, hating, berthing ..
Other-than-humans: creatures of land, sea and sky; plants ...
Our individual being: thoughts, passions, desires
... and so on
Then we try the idea that the whole lot arise from one single root. It might be God, or Life, or Physics or...
Isn't it preposterous: humans, a small seed of awareness within the vast cosmos, striving to grasp the universe?
For some reason this idea reminds me of a 1968 Cambridge wall poster, truly joining into reality the most basic and the most ineffable:
OPEN YOUR EYES
BAKE YOUR BREAD
SEE IT RISE
RAISE THE DEAD
(incidentally, I reckon I make pretty good bread!)