Newsletter #47 : With it we must change

Life is not lost by dying! Life is lost

Minute by minute, day by dragging day,

In all the thousand, small, uncaring ways,

The smooth appeasing compromises of time,

Which are King Herod and King Herod’s men,

Always and always. Life can be

Lost without vision but not lost by death,

Lost by not caring, willing, going on

Beyond the ragged edge of fortitude

To something more — something no man has ever seen.

You who love money, you who love yourself,

You who love bitterness, and I who loved

and lost and thought I could not love again,

And all the people of this little town,

Rise up! The loves we had were not enough.

Something is loosed to change the shaken world,

And with it we must change!

Stephen Vincent Benét

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself (for God did not need to create). It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.

C. S. Lewis