We have to learn what we can, but remain mindful that our knowledge not close the circle, closing out the void, so that we forget that what we do not know remains boundless, without limit or bottom, and that what we know may have to share the quality of being known with what denies it.
Always Coming Home - Todd Barton, Margaret Chodos-Irvine, Ursula K. Le Guin

"Always Coming Home" – Ursula K. Le Guin (p. 29)

 

Loved the idea of knowledge as a crescent that must not be closed off. What is known lies reliably inside the half circle, within the grip of the crescent, but the greater part, the unknown, escapes us. There's an exchange that can take place, though, and that's important. 

 

Also reminded me of communities that pride themselves on having gained awareness or found solutions to social ills, usually overlooking other important perspectives in the process. Which is not to say that gaining awareness is in itself a bad thing.