|The surface of the
sphere is light-like in one perspective, but its
essence is more a combination of mind and activity, in the forms of all
the stories and lives associated with different fields of endeavor.
This might include all life forms in the universe, but for our purposes
of imagining, I limit these fields to all the endeavors of humanity,
which is still a remarkably wide range of sub-types. It would include
all the arts, sciences, recreations, religions, rituals, politics,
family and community dynamics, love stories, tragedies, comedies, and
so forth, of every culture.
An associated image that helped form this idea of many types of endeavor was my enjoyment of perusing the college catalog, and being in awe of the range of types of classes being given. Just in the titles and course descriptions was a hint of realms of discovery, in fields I hardly knew about.