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Sep 13, 2018

But love and meaning and joy and hope?

That’s compelling.

That’s what I’m after.

That’s worth the risk.

I found an old picture of a set of sentences from a book called, "What We Talk About When We Talk About God". It was and it still is particularly meaningful. It paints a soliloquy of someone on the cusp of understanding that which is uncertain. We often align our attempts at understanding the abstract with concepts we do understand... replacing the intangible with the tangible. A representation for meaning... God is love - What does that mean? Does it paint a picture of what God is... That is a topic worthy of its own post. What I am reminded of however, is this... When encountering the uncertain, we must leave room for conversation. What follows is interlocution; a sort of translation. Design - it often sits in this limbo of a place... it is transitionary and it is interlocutory. It piques interest, it engages, it proposes and it dialogues. It is special, and particularly meaningful - especially when it comes to representing the uncertain. It is also extremely risky and worthy of being risky.