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Sunday, October 23, 2005

A thing left undone.

It is a commonplace that ought implies can. However, there are very convincing cases in which we want to say that I ought to have performed a particular act when I could not. Charles de Lint's The Onion Girl is a well-written novel built around this paradox.

Remythologization of the World --- and yet . . .

The artists at are extraordinary. They feed the soul with myths. Myths make meaning.
And yet: The world is as it is.