Archive for October 13th, 2012


for each one, yet for all

You are good and all-powerful, caring for each one of us as though the only one in Your care, and yet for all as for each individual.

Augustine of Hippo, Confessions, III.xi (A.D. 397-398)


the little things in life

I’ve been in prison, you see. Only three weeks, and only on remand, but when you’ve had to play chess twice a day with a monosyllabic West Ham supporter, who has ‘HATE’ tattooed on one hand, and ‘HATE’ on the other—using a set missing six pawns, all the rooks and two of the bishops—you find yourself cherishing the little things in life. Like not being in prison.

Hugh Laurie, The Gun Seller (1998)

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