{Beauty} Sleep on it

The Significance of the Pause (Rollo May, "Freedom and Destiny")

"The void {the pause} is the dimension of eternity. "If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present", writes Wittgenstein. Our human hope in these experiences of timelessness—such as when we see something breathtakingly beautiful or hear a piece of music that seems to raise us into eternity—is to hang on to the experience forever.

The void may seem to be contact with pure being, but I prefer a more modest judgement, that one gets glimpses of being, awareness that there is a beckoning path to pure being even though none of us gets very far on it. The concentration on the spaces between words, the intervals,

the pauses in life—these yield the touch of ecstasy."