“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in” Leonard Cohen, ‘Anthem’
It is the things that don’t make sense that teach us the most.
If you want to learn something new, start with something you don’t understand, something which doesn’t make sense.
However much you know there will always be chinks in your knowledge, chinks of light that may lead you to somewhere beautiful.
On a Sunday afternoon your prison guard tells you that he will conduct a surprise inspection at 10am over the next seven days.
You work out that he can’t wait until next Sunday, because then it wouldn’t be a surprise.
So, could he do it on Saturday?
On which days would the inspection be a genuine surprise?
There is no consensus on this, which is why I describe it as a chink of light, a way to get at something deeper. But what do you think?