Monday, July 04, 2005

Hiroshima

In the face-off with happiness suffering often wins, he reflected, ont only by being a necessary hardship but by being chosen. Suffering is chosen over happiness by almost everyone. It is designed, coddled, carressed and persuaded; it is worked over by the brain so that it informs the limits of our freedoms and the shape of our fulfillment. It ties us to other people where happiness does not.
Suffering is embraced.
Lydia Millet Oh Pure and Radiant Heart

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