In the face of “unprecedented mystery” we turn to the great writers who convey clarity of vision beyond what eyes see.
From George MacDonald’s classic fantasy novel, Phantastes:
Fairy Land is full of oddities and all sorts of incredibly ridiculous things, which a person is compelled to meet and treat as real existences, although at the time he feels foolish for doing so.
I felt as if a cool hand had been laid upon my heart and had stilled it. My soul was like a summer evening, after a heavy fall of rain, when the drops are yet glistening on the trees in the last rays of the down-going sun, and this wind of the twilight has begun to blow. The hot fever of life had gone by. . . . I seemed to feel like the great heart of a mother beating into mine and feeding me with her own life.