Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment

At Ted’s I read Hawthorne’s short story and the pages in Rousseau’s Confessions where he tells about his putting his children in a foundling hospital. Then Ted called M to come over and hear a recording of Wislawa Szymborska’s little poem about Darwin, “Consolation” . I think it is certainly true that if I were given a second chance I would fail as miserably as I have the first, and as I continue to do so. “Thus has it been with me all my life; and so will it be to the end of it!” No consolation there. However, the suggestion that good things don’t happen is false.


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