"Take two capsules by mouth every morning"
Myth opens the door to a world that cannot be predicted and controlled, where truth is more amorphous, multifaceted, relative, pluralistic.
~ David N. Elkins, Beyond Religion, p. 193
There can be no stronger proof of the impoverishment of our contemporary culture than the popular - though profoundly mistaken - definition of myth as falsehood.”
~ Rollo May, 1991, The Cry for Myth, p. 23
A myth is a way of making sense in a senseless world. Myths are narrative patterns that give significance to our existence. Whether the meaning of existence is only what we put into life by our own individual fortitude, as Sartre would hold, or whether there is a meaning we need to discover, as Kierkegaard would state, the result is the same: myths are our way of finding this meaning and significance.
~ Rollo May, 1991, The Cry for Myth, p. 15
Often I read articles on Wikipedia for no particular reason/ when sleep eludes me in the matutinal hours: What I’ve gleaned today- “The story chronicles the experiences of Rudolph, a youthful reindeer buck (male) who possesses an unusual luminous red nose. Harassed mercilessly and excluded by his peers because of this trait, Rudolph manages to prove himself one Christmas Eve after Santa Claus catches sight of his nose and asks him to lead his sleigh for the evening. Rudolph agrees, and is rewarded with exceptional recognition and social acceptance amongst his fellow reindeer for his heroism.”
Pattern art by Spires
Skull - Tadaomi Shibuya