Wednesday, 16 July 2008

faith vs. humanity vs. immortality

'There is nothing more terrible than that you lose your faith.'
'Yes there is,' I said. 'You can lose your humanity. That is far more terrible.'
'Fine words, Gideon,' my father said, 'but they mean nothing. You go to America, and that is what they will tell you there. It won't help you when you have to confront your own immortality.'

- Passage from James Robertson's 'The Testament of Gideon Mack'

Saturday, 12 July 2008


From Postsecret this week.

Monday, 7 July 2008

Poetry and History

The poet and the historian differ not by writing in verse or in prose... The true difference is that one relates what has happened, the other what may happen. Poetry, therefore, is a more philosophical and a higher thing than history: for poetry tends to express the universal, history the particular.

- Aristotle in "Poetics"

[photo from flickr]