Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Thought for the day ...

Really, doesn´t everything make sense? There are, of course, things from which we more or less recover, although some of them are too harsh even for saints. But that is no reason to accuse God. Even if there are reasons to doubt him, the fact that he did not arrange the world like a well-ordered parlor is not one of them. It speaks rather in his favor. This used to be much better understood.
- Ernst Jünger, born on this date in 1895


  1. But the tsunami is a little more than a disordered parlor.

  2. I think we err in focusing on the scale of a disaster. Each individual life is infinitely precious. Multiplying the loss by thousands does not increase the magnitude, because, as Kenneth Patchen put it, "there are no proportions in death."