Sunday, February 12, 2006

From the Sperl front

Spoken like a true German:

"I will say nothing against the course of my existence. But at bottom it
has been nothing but pain and burden, and I can affirm that during the
whole of my 75 years, I have not had four weeks of genuine well-being. It
is but the perpetual rolling of a rock that must be raised up again

Goethe, 1824, as quoted by William James in _Varieties of Religious

In response to wishes for a long life, Luther responded
"Madam, rather than live forty years more, I would give up my chance of

Maybe this explains a lot.

I can really relate to Luther, disturbingly. I think that makes me a heretic.

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