"You do not have to sit outside in the dark. If however you want to look at the stars, you find that darkness is necessary." Annie Dillard
Everything leads to this. This is how it works, how it is - the paradox of the absolutely sublime and the completely absurd, sitting within us, next to one another, like poorly placed guests at a dinner party - slightly startled, certainly dismayed, but putting up a good front as they try to make the best of it, and often do.