Perceptions (fluffsplosion)




`What do we know, he had said, of the world and the universe about us? Our means of receiving impressions are absurdly few, and our notions of surrounding objects infinitely narrow. We see things only as we are constructed to see them, and can gain no idea of their absolute nature. With five feeble senses we pretend to comprehend the boundlessly complex cosmos, yet other beings with a wider, stronger, or different range of senses might not only see very differently the things we see, but might see and study whole worlds of matter, energy, and life which lie close at hand yet can never be detected with the senses we have.’

  • Crawford Tillinghast, “From Beyond” by HP Lovecraft

Horrifying. I love it.

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“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the fluffy mind to correlate all its contents. They live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that they should voyage far. The thinkies, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed them little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of their frightful position therein, that they shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.”