Robert (gurdonark) wrote,

chilly Octobers of the soul

"The past speaks to us in a thousand voices, warning and comforting, animating and stirring to action. What its great thinkers have thought and written on the deepest problems of life, shall we not hear and enjoy? The future calls upon us to prepare its way. Dare we fail to answer its solemn summons?"

--Felix Adler, 1876

The late night cable news stations focused on the latest shooting in Virginia last night, another horrible misdeed in a month of misdeeds. I feel so badly for the families who have been brought grief by a media-hungry gunman, for lives lost needlessly, based on grim whimsy.

I cannot do anything about evening snipers in shopping malls and cheap steak place parking lots. But times like this make me want to focus on what I can do to make this life a little less grim.

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