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The Joke's On
Notes, Quotes, Songs, Poetry
and Essays re:
The Great Cosmic Drama: from
Songs of Mystery
copyright 1987, 1991, 2003
Thomas O. Geving
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‘Tiz the trauma of birth–and of death–that we
For the love of this life, the game we all play.
So-what if it’s all more a ploy than a plan?
For what better place to hide from ‘I AM’
Where we’ve all been the cast in a joke we can’t see,
‘Cause the joke and the joker’s the same entity;
And if you need this truth to be subject to view,
You’re playing the joke and the joke is on you.
JOY, The Rhyme.
This is a story about the search for truth and the fear of
finding it; about the act of perceiving it, the art of interpreting it, and the
audacity and courage it might take to embrace it…once so lofty a thing could
be found. And, since it has always
been found, perched as it is on the tip of our noses, it’s also about the
finely honed art of disguising it.
The theme of
this work is that it costs us a full dimension of reality just to be
able to see a reality. In the same way that photography robs us of the third dimension, seeing robs us of the
fourth dimension. Since we see such a filtered envelope of this reality,
and since we have completely defined and thus limited our
world to three dimensions, we have clearly not been optimized to see
(at least with the eyes) the true nature—or big picture—of our
For God has eyes of ev’ry size
shapes and forms unheard;
all that come about
within a word:
An eye that SEES through eyes that see
a window through infinity,
back to you and me
tokens of philosophy.