I find that when I look at a piece of art I almost invariably look at the title/description before I open myself to a piece. Rather than just stand in the presence of a piece and let it “art” me, I feel a compulsion to educate myself about the piece, thereby limiting my experience of it.
To what extent does that same thing hold true for life? How much does ‘knowing’ a thing limit our ability to experience?
Is it possible that infants and toddlers are capable of learning at such an amazing rate specifically because they have no pre-conceived notions which hold them back from immersing themselves fully in an experience?
At the same time, the LORD named his creations into existence. To what degree does a name validate existence itself?