Thursday, November 10, 2005

Urim and Thummim

I’ve had these stones for six years. I found them on the beach in Israel after swimming in the deep green Mediterranean. I like the way they fit together, almost like a yin and yang. They remind me daily that there is no fixed destiny, no predetermined fate. All questions asked of this oracle can be answered either positively or negatively, and yet they always already are both. And/Or neither. They teach me more about life than a year of Sunday school or the ooga-booga of G-d. And I control the questions and whether or not I put these rocks to the test, whether or not I accept what chance provides. I notice them every morning before I leave my home, and every evening before going to bed: balanced and balancing, stable and random, white and black. Nothing, yet all there is.

1 comment:

  1. Great!
    I like stones, and what you explain is amazing, for me it is amazing, I have been studying about the chosen Stones for years, and of course that I believe that Urim and Thummim were stones, you know. It is great, and more to find them in Israel, when you were swimming, Wow!