If we walk slowly away from the city, the dissonant man-made orchestra stops, the light diffuses, all seems dead, quiet, dark, and empty. As our ears and eyes adjust, we begin to perceive the forest swarming with song and action. The universe is this way; what appears to be dark empty space is in fact teeming with incalculable activity and life, waiting for us to quiet down, adjust our senses, and quietly and humbly observe.