Monday, January 08, 2007

Les Miserables

© Linda Davick

Be the first to find the bad-tempered character among all the happy creatures, and win a wretched prize.

I was googling Les Miserables to make sure I spelled it correctly, and ran across this quote by Victor Hugo. It made me think of the psychic:

"Algebra applies to the clouds; the radiance of the star benefits the rose; no thinker would dare to say that the perfume of the hawthorn is useless to the constellations. Who could ever calculate the path of a molecule? How do we know that the creations of worlds are not determined by falling grains of sand? Who can understand the reciprocal ebb and flow of the infinitely great and the infinitely small, the echoing of causes in the abyss of being and the avalanches of creation? A mite has value; the small is great, the great is small, all is balanced in necessity; frightening vision for the mind. There are marvelous relations between beings and things; in this inexhaustible whole, from sun to grub, there is no scorn; each needs the other."