What a performance

I can thoroughly recommend my current reading Scrolling Forward by David M. Levy. It is a wonderfully thoughtful, and thought provoking exploration of our relationship with documents from the humble till receipt to the bible.

It contains some powerful writing and I have been tempted to quote it many times but this most recent paragraph is the one that made it to the screen:

Culture creates the conditions for a meaningful existence, for us to play out our games of physical and symbolic survival. But it is an ongoing performance, a play we can never stop performing, lest we see the back-stage gears and levers and be reminded of the mysterious and terrifying backdrop against which we are performing it.