The Allure of Reconciled Dissonance
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The timeless iconography of angels and serpents combines to illustrate Maimonides’ philosophy that man is a scale—equally balancing good and evil. The divine armament of wings for the serpent disrupts pure revilement, as the beady glare of the snake renders sinister the wings. This balance allows reconciliation of dissonance, creating beauty in its wake, a beauty that underscores the truth: good without evil—light without dark—is indefinable, indeed, possibly non-existent.