“It is this participation in the essential glorious nonsense that is at the heart of the world, not necessarily going anywhere. It seems that only in moments of unusual insight and illumination that we get the point of this, and find that the true meaning of life is no meaning, that its purpose is no purpose, and that its sense is non-sense. Still, we want to use the word “significant.” Is this significant nonsense? Is this a kind of nonsense that is not just chaos, that is not just blathering balderdash, but rather has in it rhythm, fascinating complexity, and a kind of artistry? It is in this kind of meaninglessness that we come to the profoundest meaning.”
― Alan Watts
I came across this quote weeks and weeks back, which of course I couldn’t find a wisp of a trace of when I wanted to write about it. However, it got me thinking and I finally found it after all. I know it’s so cliché when people say it’s the little things in life. I’ve written it plenty of times here on this blog. I’m writing this post because I have found better words to describe it now…
Significant nonsense, such a perfect combination of words.
It’s so much better than saying it’s the little things. Because everyone knows that the little things aren’t little at all.
It’s the people you can act silly with, the ones you can let your guard down around and make crazy plans with that are the true standouts in life. It’s the significant nonsense, like Alan Watts says. Anyways, just wanted to share this quote of his. It’s significant :)