Ode to a Vaporous Life
If all of life is “vanity” or breath or vapor, as the Teacher of Ecclesiastes repeats, is it then “perfectly pointless”? If life is unfair, inscrutable, beyond our control, and destined for the grave, as the Teacher describes, is it then meaningless? Perhaps. Or Perhaps it’s simply precious, for the moments given to us as our portion. Whatever the case, do know that “a living dog is better than a dead lion”! Ahhh… What fun to adventure in this book that’s been mostly ignored within Christian communities, and to find ourselves surprised, tickled, and maybe even encouraged.
Megan M Ramer
- BibleWorm podcast: Making Meaning In a Zero-Sum World, Amy Robertson and Robert Williamson, Jr., May 30, 2021.
- The Forgotten Books of the Bible: Recovering the Five Scrolls for Today, Robert Williamson, Jr., 2018.
- Ephemeral Art: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ephemeral_art
- Nihilism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nihilism_(disambiguation)