“Life is an unfoldment, and the further we travel the more truth we can comprehend. To understand the things that are at our door is the best preparation for understanding those that lie beyond.” — Hypatia
Some part of me, whether by history or synchronicity, who can really say for sure, recognizes the soul of Hypatia through Sarah Perry. Yet instead of exploring the external space of astronomy, she intimates the liberating essence of emptiness; an inner freedom by which we can create our life rather than fall into the cracks of egomania and stagnation. She seems to have gracefully let go of the extremes of being & nonbeing, even her fond conception of the cradle as death has dissolved in some way, lightening her steps upon the earth and allowing for a broader space of imagination, self-awareness and empathy. Instead of escaping reality perhaps it would be more fitting to say she embraces it, warts and all. Either way this was a fabulous speech, well presented and imbued with eloquence and beauty. Hopefully she continues to bestow us with her vision of transcendence and capacity to reshape the void by which we can express our autonomy and need for matter.