Here are a couple of quotes from Luce Irigaray’s brilliant book Sharing the World.
The first one is a beautiful reminder of the gratuity of nature:
The light of the stars, the music of the winds, the song of the birds … do not force us to do anything; rather they give assistance to our existence, put a surplus of life at our disposal, remind us of what or who we are.
I was also struck by her thoughts on the emptiness that clutters our place:
The place in which we live … is cluttered with our objects, our projections, our repetitions, our habits and tautologies. It is both enclosed and partly cluttered with our own emptiness.
The whole book is a gem, full of wisdom and insights, not least concerning how we (ought to) engage with the Other, wisdom and insights our contemporary Western world would do well to heed.