In my daily life, I dream of the infinite, but I live in a finite world.
I measure my world, my day, by cups of coffee and tea. Dollars earned and dollars spent. Time squandered and time used well.
“For I have known them all already, known them all;
Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons,
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons–” From “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot
In contrast, infinity is unlimited, uncountable. It’s the provenance of mathematicians–who represent it with the lemniscate symbol (which looks like a figure 8)–with no beginning or end.
Philosophers, preachers, and poets wrestle with it too. It’s expansive, hard-to-define and mysterious. And yet, perhaps William Blake is right–that we are happiest if we can envision a smidgin of the infinite in our everyday world.
To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hands, and eternity in an hour.–William Blake
For great interpretations of this week’s theme, click on the links below and enjoy!
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite | CURLY BUG
- Infinite: A Storied Universe | through the luminary lens
- The Pebbled Beach… | thoughtsofrkh
- Sheldon, Come Home | Babsje Heron
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinity | Journeys with Johnbo
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite | Never clip my wings
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite | tornin2’s Blog
- Infinity Reflected | Travel with Intent
- Infinite | By: Valentina Cirasola | Author and Designer | Valentina Expressions
- The Colors of Fall In Garrett County, MD | I see beauty all around by rob paine
- WPC: Infinite or The Goose | Made Up of Borrowings
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite | Flights. Camera. Satisfaction.
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite | Blessings through raindrops…
- Taste Of Autumn: Infinite Joy | Taking One Day At A Time
- Infinites | follow your nose
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinity | Destino