Danger is the doorway, via death, back to Paradise; hence its draw.
Myths are the stories we tell ourselves to explain the world around us and within us.
When we are mindful of every nuance of our natural world, we finally get the picture:
that we are only given one dazzling moment of life here on Earth, and we must stand before that reality both humbled and elevated, subject to every law of our universe and grateful for our brief but intrinsic participation with it.
— Elizabeth Gilbert (From her biography of naturalist Eustace Conway.)