Hindu India developed a magnificent image
to describe God's relationship with creation.
God "dances" Creation.
He is the dancer, Creation is his Dance.
The dance is different from the dancer,
yet it has no existence apart from him.
You cannot take it home in a box,
if it pleases you.
The moment the dancer stops, the dance ceases to be.
Anthony de Mello, S.J.
The Song of the Bird