Only from One who is neither water nor fire can come both the oceans and the stars;

From One who is neither large nor small can come both the blue whale and the gnat;

From One who is neither light nor darkness
can come both the eyes of the hawk and the ears of the bat,
the glistening fierceness in a leopard’s eye,
the tender care of a mighty eagle for her eaglets,
silence and noise,
destruction and renewal,
order and chaos

—all in the same instant, all within a single being.

We must preserve the diversity of our world, and of one another, for in that diversity is expressed the deepest secret of the divine.

Sichot Kodesh, 5738, vol. 2, pp. 201-203.