“Great Mystery #3: At Ry Hojskole” was a live performance held at Ry Hojskole in Denmark on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.
Start listening at 6:35.
Ry, Denmark (students)
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA (me)
The Opening Monologue
I’m a philosopher, and tonight’s performance will be philosophical, artistic, and perhaps even a bit mysterious.
You see you were born into a mystery. When you were born, you didn’t know you would be born into this. Neither did the rest of us. Nor did anyone living before us or since.
Or perhaps you weren’t born into a mystery after all because, perhaps, you weren’t even born. And therefore, perhaps, it is only the mystery–still, eternal, luminous–that ever is.
The mystery has no name or face and cannot be told. It can only be neglected, overlooked, forgotten, as our culture does, or else, as we seek to do today, it may reveal an aspect of itself to the eyes of contemplation.
Seen with the eyes of contemplation, life itself may reveal itself as mystery: still, eternal, luminous.