The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piercing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age. ー H. P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu and Other Stories
Is it weird that I think this depiction of Cthulhu is really beautiful?
Also I would be annoyed by the vaguely anti-scientific sentiment, but let’s face it, there is nothing in existence that Lovecraft was not/would not have been afraid of.
woah. okay well the ocean is scary did I mention that