Sunday, October 17, 2004

Beginnings are such difficult times ...

But the times are so difficult already that a little more won't hurt.

We do not know very much of the future, except that from generation to generation the same things happen again and again. Men learn little from others' experience. But in the life of one man, never the same time returns. Sever the cord, shed the scale. Only the fool, fixed in his folly, may think he can turn the wheel on which he turns.

(T.S. Eliot, Murder in the Cathedral)