A “Mystery” Quote

As I was paging through my work notebook, I found two handwritten quotes (non-work related of course) that I had recently jotted down.

One clearly had a source: Bodhi, the surfing-guru-evil-bank-robber-dude from the 1991 Keanu Reeves movie Point Break. The other did not.

Let’s start with the first. During one stirring and profound scene in which Bodhi and his coterie are huddled around a party bonfire debating the intricate and enigmatic attributes of nature and meta physics, Bodee pauses, emerging from deep thought and unleashes this gem of pure wisdom, which I was prompted to record:

Bodhi...Buddha...what's the difference?

“If you want the ultimate, you’ve got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It’s not tragic to die doing what you love.”

The dudes all nod in provacative admiration and Bodhi sits back, content that his magic for the evening had been sufficiently ejaculated amongst his criminally devoted disciples and thus setting the tone for the thrilling conclusion. (Had Point Break been written in a different decade, Bodhi would have paused to log that citation into Twitter on his mobile phone.)

Back to my notebook. Next to Bodhi’s thrilling passage was another quote that I can’t find or remember the source of. I wonder if I was having a Bodhi moment of my own:

“The universe is a mystery, but it is not our mystery. It is”

What does that mean? If it is not our mystery, whose mystery is it? What is with the partial answer, “It is”. Did I not know what it is? Was I interrupted in mid thought?

Where is Bodhi when you need him?

Any thoughts to the conclusion of this quote – or the source if it is not original??



About Yorick von Fortinbras

YvF is a writer, musician that stays sane by being creative while navigating the demands of life, looking for those holes where a spark can get through.
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1 Response to A “Mystery” Quote

  1. meximo70 says:

    dammit, you’re always making me think…i am not sure what the fini would be for this. my own universal thought has always been: “when the last page ends, and our light burns out, some of us will laugh, some of us will cry, some of us will scream…but we’ll all be wrong”

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