What was done to him was like what happens on the train, when you think you are moving forward, but are moving backward, and suddenly find out the real direction.
"Yes, it was all not right," he said to himself, "but never mind. I can, I can do 'right.' But what is 'right'?" he asked himself and suddenly grew still.
--from The Death of Ivan Ilyich
Category Archives: Philosophizings
Henry: Guess what Molly! I made the greatest soup ever last night for dinner! Molly: Oh really? What kind? Henry: I call it “Soup Itself.” Molly: Wow. Must be good. What’s the recipe? Henry: Recipe! “Soup Itself” is not answerable … Continue reading
I’m tired out. Meaningless, meaningless. It occurred to me that the veggie chicken nuggets baking in the oven have a different experience of time than I have. The four more minutes they get to bake is one fourth of their … Continue reading
Let me illustrate one of Pascal’s “thoughts.” First, here it is: The weariness which is felt by us in leaving pursuits to which we are attached. A man dwells at home with pleasure; but if he sees a woman who … Continue reading
Jesus emphasized the very old commandment that the law should be written on the hearts and minds of all the children of Jerusalem. The essence of the law should not only manifest itself in our external acts, but also internally. … Continue reading