David Baum, in Seattle.

“Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.”

This aphorism is ubiquitously attributed to the late John Lennon (famously, the leader of the British pop band The Beatles), but the exact context in which he is supposed to have uttered it does not appear to be known.

This pithy quip hides a profound statement of faith; indeed, it is an ontological axiom. The Universe is friendly, though it may not always appear so. The fear and confusion we experience are temporary, if not completely unreal. Anything that appears to threaten us will ultimately dissolve.

Our faith is that the tumultuous suffering we experience today arises like a wave from a familiar ocean of peace, from whose darkness we emerge into the frothing spray of circumstance, and to which we return in the inevitable settlement of our glorious destiny.

—David B. ⭐️

About the logo

My logo is a derivation of the Hindu icon Nataraja, which depicts the god Shiva dancing the creation and destruction of the world.

The title of the site comes from the song lyric “Come together, right now, over me.”