Monday, August 31, 2015

Quote of the Week

The only hope, or else despair
          Lies in the choice of pyre or pyre--
          To be redeemed from fire by fire.
          Who then devised the torment? Love.
Love is the unfamiliar Name
Behind the hands that wove
The intolerable shirt of flame 
Which human power cannot remove.
          We only live, only suspire
          Consumed by either fire or fire.

- T. S. Eliot, from "Little Gidding," Four Quartets

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