When Moshe ascended to heaven, he saw the Holy One of Blessing writing the words of a Torah scroll as does a soferet, with quill and gall-nut ink, and painstakingly adding filligree and crowns to the letters.
Moshe asked the Holy Blessed One, "Why are you taking the time to do that? Surely You could just think the scroll into being perfect and complete."
The Shechinah answered him, "I do this to teach you that it is worth taking the time to beautify what you create. Also, I know that on the hooks of these crowns, your students and their students and the students of their students will hang interpretations for generations to come."
Moshe asked Her, "And are the interpretations important?"
"Yes," said the Holy One. "They are part and parcel of what I am writing now. Indeed: without them, My Torah is not complete."
Moshe was puzzled. "Then why don't You include the interpretations Yourself, and give us a Torah that's finished?"
The Shechinah smiled. "Because if I gave you all the answers, that would be too easy. And because it is precisely in wrestling with this text, to find and create meaning in every generation, that you and your descendants will make My Torah your own."
"What will be the reward for making Your Torah our own?" Moshe asked.
"Sometimes your children who interpret Torah will be lauded for their creativity and bravery, and sometimes they will be vilified."
"Can't You speak into being a world in which no one would ever be vilified for the study of Torah?"
"Just as the Torah requires your voices in order to be complete, so the world requires your efforts toward love and justice in order to be complete. But all the tools you need to write that world into being, I place in your hands."
"You're sure You can't do that for us?" Moshe asked one more time.
"Shhh," said Shechinah to him, smiling gently. "This is what I have decided."
This is a creative re-visioning of a passage from Menahot 29b.