Wednesday, February 22, 2012

What is Cold?

"Cold is an element unto itself, with a whole physics of its own, and even a metaphysics, if he remembered what Boehme had written--that the Deity, at its innermost kernel, is dark and cold, 'like winter, when there is a fierce, bitter cold frost, when water is frozen into ice,' and that is what holds the Creation together. Deity or not, the universe was certainly at heart a cold and dark affair, and [80d latitude] here was the best place to never forget it.
Jean-Christophe Valtat, Aurorama, p. 247

I was going to save this quote for the depth of winter, but since it appears that winter isn't coming this year, thought I should share it now before it slipped my mind.

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