Thursday, April 14, 2011

annulment of all laws


The infinite bustle of Nature on a summer's noon,  
or her infinite silence of a summer's night, 
gives utterance to no dogma.  

They do not say to us even with a seer's assurance, 
that this or that law is immutable and so ever and only can the universe exist.  

But they are the indifferent occasion for all things and the annulment of all laws.

~ Henry David Thoreau
from his journal, 1840
art by roderick maclver