June 30, 2006

stairwell accompaniment:Spoon

For our Titanic purposes of faith and revolution, what we need is not the cold acceptance of the world as a compromise, but some way in which we can heartily hate and heartily love it. We do not want joy and anger to neutralize each other and produce a surly contentment; we want a fiercer delight and a fiercer discontent. We have to feel the universe at once as an ogre’s castle, to be stormed, and yet as our own cottage, to which we can return at evening.

No one doubts that an ordinary man can get on with this world: but we demand not strength enough to get on with it, but strength enough to get it on. Can he hate it enough to change it, and yet love it enough to think it worth changing? Can he look up at its colossal good without once feeling acquiescence? Can he look up at its colossal evil without once feeling despair? Can he, in short, be at once not only a pessimist and an optimist, but a fanatical pessimist and a fanatical optimist? –GK Chesterton


2 Responses to “”

  1. Melissa said

    I know that this has nothing to do with your entry, but I must know… how do I make delicious mango smoothies just like you did? I loved them. I am wanting them… I don’t know how to make them. HELP!

  2. Shaunna Faye said

    Wow. I randomly stumbled upon your blog and I must say that it’s kept me reading and reading and reading. I look forward to keeping up. Also, I find it a bit odd that the first time I’ve had a mango smoothie in several years is the day I read a comment about mango smoothies. It’s really freaking me out.

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