Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Words are so inadequate these days ...


Human language is like a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to, when all the time we are longing to move the stars to pity. -- Gustave Flaubert

Posted again because this is how I feel so frequently these days, especially while talking about the Middle East. For all our banging on the kettle, the bombing continues, and an indifferent world does nothing. Yet all we can do is keep trying. (More information about Flaubert at the original post.)

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