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Daemon
Posted: Friday, January 4, 2013 12:00:00 AM
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On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points.

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)
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Posted: Friday, January 4, 2013 2:55:57 PM
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Daemon wrote:
On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points.

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

This may well describe the limits of observation: from the outskirts one can hardly do more than point.
But to understand agony, many other feelings, one must feel.
Andrey R.
Posted: Friday, January 4, 2013 7:35:30 PM

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W. H. Auden

About suffering they were never wrong,
The old Masters: how well they understood
Its human position: how it takes place
While someone else is eating or opening a window or just walking dully along;
How, when the aged are reverently, passionately waiting
For the miraculous birth, there always must be
Children who did not specially want it to happen, skating
On a pond at the edge of the wood:
They never forgot
That even the dreadful martyrdom must run its course
Anyhow in a corner, some untidy spot
Where the dogs go on with their doggy life and the torturer's horse
Scratches its innocent behind on a tree.

In Breughel's Icarus, for instance: how everything turns away
Quite leisurely from the disaster; the ploughman may
Have heard the splash, the forsaken cry,
But for him it was not an important failure; the sun shone
As it had to on the white legs disappearing into the green
Water, and the expensive delicate ship that must have seen
Something amazing, a boy falling out of the sky,
Had somewhere to get to and sailed calmly on.
SilvatungdaViel
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