“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” The quote is often attributed to Søren Kierkegaard, though I’ve seen some sources that suggest it didn’t actually come from him, with differing evidence as to where it originated. As much as I admire Kierkegaard, I admit I haven’t read all his writings, so I don’t know for sure. Either way, a variation was definitely used by Frank Herbert in Dune: “The mystery of life isn’t a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.” The version stained into the steps in the picture is noticeably closer to Herbert’s version, so I suspect he’s the one who inspired whoever did this. Regardless of the source, this is something I needed to be reminded of, and I thought it’d be nice to pass it along. As Nesrin would say, speculating on how the illusionist does it can be part of the fun, but overdoing it distracts from the show.