and frailty, as men have?
but of attempting to make reality fit one’s emotions.
consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments
It started out in innocence, the way that most things do
a thousand people crammed in one place, but the only face was you.
and you shall fly around the world
so that children will no longer have
to die this way.
Nothing, of course, begins at the time you think it did. — Lillian Hellman, An Unfinished Woman (1969)
Where the clouds the are hung
For the poets eye.
Anyone who sits on top of the largest hydrogen-oxygen fueled system in the world, knowing they’re going to light the bottom, and doesn’t get a little worried, does not fully understand the situation. — John Young, after being asked if he was nervous about making the first Space Shuttle flight in 1981. Sadly prophetic. The image…
Same old song, just a drop of water in an endless sea All we do crumbles to the ground, though we refuse to see — ‘Dust in the Wind’ by Kansas A favourite of mine, from forty years ago now. I just love the image of a Kansas wheat field and storm, too, I am…