Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Terrifying Vistas of Reality

The most merciful thing in the world is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. . . . But some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation of flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.

--H.P. Lovecraft, "The Call of Cthulhu"

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