"In fact, science is not a collection of truths. It is a continuing exploration of mysteries. Wherever we go exploring in the world around us, we find mysteries. Our planet is covered by continents and oceans whose origin we cannot explain. Our atmosphere is constantly stirred by poorly understood disturbances that we call weather and climate. The visible matter in the universe is outweighed by a much larger quantity of dark invisible matter that we do not understand at all. The origin of life is a total mystery, and so is the existence of human consciousness. We have no clear idea how the electrical discharges occurring in nerve cells in our brains are connected with our feelings and desires and actions… Quantum computing is still an unexplored mystery on the frontier of information theory. Science is the sum total of a great multitude of mysteries. It is an unending argument between a great multitude of voices. It resembles Wikipedia much more than it resembles the Encyclopaedia Britannica."
I have tried to make the “Life’s Soundtrack Playlist” more than couple times and after a few years of trying, I’ve come to realize something. There is always an instrument or a feeling that you continue to gravitate towards. It feels like home. That doesn’t mean that you simply enjoy the song. You feel as though it is your own voice. It is the music which could live on long after you’ve gone and everyone you knew would hear it and feel your presence. I feel like folk music is that for me.
This is from Laura Gibson’s 2009 album, Beasts of Seasons. It was recommended to me through listening to Sharon Van Etten, who you should also check out. I hope you enjoy them.