Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Hogswatch Season


As it is Hogswatch season again, I leave you with my favorite quote from the book/movie:
Death: Humans need fantasy to *be* human. To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape.
Susan: With tooth fairies? Hogfathers?
Death: Yes. As practice, you have to start out learning to believe the little lies.
Susan: So we can believe the big ones?
Death: Yes. Justice, mercy, duty. That sort of thing.
Susan: They're not the same at all.
Death: You think so? Then take the universe and grind it down to the finest powder, and sieve it through the finest sieve, and then show me one atom of justice, one molecule of mercy. And yet, you try to act as if there is some ideal order in the world. As if there is some, some rightness in the universe, by which it may be judged.

Image from www.paulkidby.com, Paul is a wonderful artist drawing one of my favorite subjects. I have multiple items with his art work on them. They are worth it.

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