“And later times things more vnknowne shall show.
Why then should witlesse man so much misweene
That nothing is, but that which he hath seene?
What if within the Moones faire shining spheare?
What if in euery other starre vnseene
Of other worldes he happily should heare?”
From Spencer's Faerie Queene. Another beautiful quote to share with people on weekends. Spencer is talking about Fairy Land, a magical, wondrous land with many amazing things inside it. Just a whole new, unknown world. And because it is wonderful, he knows that it must be hard for people to believe that such world exists. Honestly, the world is a fiction, built to satisfy Spencer's hope of England's Golden Age under the Queen – or so I heard.
Nevertheless, it's interesting to see how he describes the matter. “And later times things more vnknowne shall show.” We have seen so many new and amazing things in our time. Try talking to Shakespeare that his play is on TV, he would think witchcraft. Or try telling Titanic passengers that they should have used aeroplane instead of ship, well, I think they wouldn't even consider it. But we know better. And there is more to come. People talk about robots, clones, satellites, and many more. Who knows what the future will bring.
“Why then should witlesse man so much misweene/That nothing is, but that which he hath seene?” We have no reason to not believe in something just because we have never seen it happened in our lives. Many things happened in the past, more will happen in the future.
“What if within the Moones faire shining spheare?/What if in euery other starre vnseene/Of other worldes he happily should heare?” Somebody should tell Spencer how far human being has gone through the universe. Someone must show him the photographs of galaxies, the moon, even the earth. The universe is such a beautiful thing, isn't it. I'm never bored with pictures of the galaxies and constellations, with all their sparks and colours.
No, I'm not promoting Doctor Who.
That's the quote I want to share this week, reminding us all that there are still so many things we don't know yet, and we must never think that we know everything, because we don't. So, want to share yours?