Have you ever asked yourself: “What does it all mean?”, “What’s the meaning of life?”. Of course you have. Well someone has an answer for that.
Here’s what the american novelist Tom Robbins had to say about the big question asked by LIFE magazine in 1991:
“Our purpose is to consciously, deliberately evolve toward a wiser, more liberated and luminous state of being; to return to Eden, make friends with the snake, and set up our computers among the wild apple trees.
Deep down, all of us are probably aware that some kind of mystical evolution – a melding into the godhead, into love – is our true task. Yet we suppress the notion with considerable force because to admit it is to acknowledge that most of our political gyrations, religious dogmas, social ambitions and financial ploys are not merely counterproductive but trivial.
Our mission is to jettison those pointless preoccupations and take on once again the primordial cargo of inexhaustible ecstasy. Or, barring that, to turn out a good thin-crust pizza and a strong glass of beer.”
From “Wild Ducks Flying Backwards“, a collection of short writings by Tom Robbins.