'In other words, even on the perfectly ordinary and clearly visible level, creation carries on with an intricacy unfathomable and apparentely uncalled for. The long ping into being of the first hydrogen atom ex nihilo was so unthinkably, violently radical, that surely it ought to have been enough, more than enough. But look what happens. You open the door and all heaven and hell break loose.'
Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, p.121.