Couldn’t choose between the two images, as they both reflect my present thoughts, so will post them both together because I think that’s where they need to be considered—together.
I’ve previously elaborated on the KNOWN and the UNKNOWN (“Understanding Nothing”), so there is no point in trying to squeeze more from that thought; but when as Wendell Berry said, “When we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey;” I think our current IN-BETWEEN zone between the KNOWN and the UNKNOWN is where we begin our next uncertain trek.
Whenever you choose a new door to open and to explore beyond it, you’ll immediately face a complex assault on all of your intuitive sensing abilities and your analytical faculties; and you are forced to muscle your inner courage to go beyond the presently KNOWN into new unmapped territory that might well be full of either ‘welcomed joys’ or ‘existential hazards’—but the problem is that you won’t know which situation you must face until you take those first adventurous steps down that previously unexplored path.
I think we ALL, as a collective presence on this earth, are on the first steps of a NEW path forward, and because we “…no longer know which way to go …” in our world due to the meglomaniacal, homicidal tendencies of one man with unlimited power over others; we are courageously trudging forward step by step together into the UNKNOWN, as a unified counter-force to his unprovoked aggression.
So as Wendell Berry said, our REAL JOURNEY has truly begun—we don’t know exactly where that new path is headed. We just need to step through that door together and ignite our courage to face the UNKNOWN before us.