Saturday, June 10, 2006

Sunday Scribblings #11 - Mystery


This week´s Sunday Scribblings prompt inspired me to make a collage. I have 2 new books on my bedside table : Das Leben ist ein Langer Fluss (Life is a Long River) by Patricia Tudor-Sandahl and The Discovery of Heaven by Harry Mulisch. The first was given to me by a friend after we´d been discussing getting older, the catholic church and religion questions and the second book was recommended by another friend who says that she believes Mulisch´s theory that everything is pre-destined. Always curious, I want to read both books. I wonder, is it important to know what drives us? Are we the masters of our own destiny? Is it all fate or just one big coincidence? It is a mystery to me. I´m not sure if I want to know the answers...would we live differently if we knew?

10 comments:

megg said...

what a lovely collage & such deep thoughts!! You've really hit on some of THE mysteries.

P.S. I really love that picture of you - you look so cheeky!!

NuttersNotes said...

Agreed....here is a toast to Mystery!!! Just where would we be without it!!!

Madeleine said...

Let's keep the mystery for as long as humanly possible. The only thing out of our control-just as it should be.
:)

AnnieElf said...

A big yes to mystery. And thanks for the references. More books to add to my list.

Alexandra G said...

I wish I had thought of this- I want the answers to these too Claudia!!!

GoGo said...

Hmm. Keep us posted on the predestined theory. It kind of scares me to think of predestined anything. I might as well turn on cruise control and let life just be.

Great pictures!

Left-handed Trees... said...

Loved your collage--vibrant and interesting...those books sound intense--hitting on some amazing mysteries...

Kali said...

Great collage! I'm staying with the mystery...I'd rather not know.

Star said...

What a wonderful collage. My first feeble attempts at collage have not been aesthetically pleasing, but I'll learn. Thank you for your inspiration and for your unique take on the mystery prompt.

Colorsonmymind said...

I love the take on the promp. The collages - I too ponder whether we are masters of our own destiny-especially dealing with infertility-the question -did I create this situation?

I really don't know if I would live differently-I guess that in itself is a mystery