The scent of Things Unseen

The world, beautiful as it is, is not enough. The beauty itself doesn’t satisfy. It promises satisfaction mirage-like, it can’t provide. Yet the beauty is a mimetic clue, both echo and foretaste, of Things Unseen, an enigmatic hint of Elsewhere which we puzzle over but rarely decipher. He has set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done. He is everywhere baiting us, prodding, luring us.

He is playing hide-and-seek with heaven and earth,
strewing clues all around, brushing the common-place
with the scent of Things Unseen.

–Mark Buchanan


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