Why do some people try so hard to be good, not just in acts of historical import, but in their manner with every person they meet? In search of the reason, some look upwards. But Jacob’s Ladder is something we see only in our dreams. In our more lucid moments, we see the perfection of the cosmos, but not moral guidance.
My personal observation is that the guide to being an exemplary person is not to be found by looking up. It comes from within. This connects with modern physics. In space-time, space of 4 dimensions, everything that was and will be exists. Our consciousness, which exists only in the instantaneous moment, extends to infinity in both directions.
In 4-space, each of us becomes an author of pages in the 4-dimensional Book-of-the-Universe, which could be viewed in the leisure time of a being who occupies 5 or more dimensions. Some of us want to write the best book we can.
I dedicate Jacob’s Ladder, a simple painting, to George H.W. Bush, who was a very serious author.