“Civilization is like a thin layer of ice upon a deep ocean of chaos and darkness.”
I believe there is some truth to Werner Herzog’s bittersweet view on society. Living with others requires rules and enforcement. Without it we would have mayhem.
To live remotely has its attractions…
Those are my thoughts walking across the frozen lake in the morning. Then I see cracks in the ice. Not to fear! The ice is thick enough to support planes. The cracks are simply a result of temperature changes in the ice. Nature’s powerful forces at work. I have been on the ice while it’s cracking. It is a strange and beautiful music. I have not managed to be on the ice with a crack appearing between my feet. That would be something. Until then, I am content with stepping on either side of the crack.