"And these were Heavenly becausehe never saw them clear enoughto satisfy his love, his needto see them all again, again."
"Only miserable people will tell youthat love has to be deserved."
—Tony Hoagland, "What Narcissism Means To Me"
"Whatever is foreseen in joyMust be lived out from day to dayVision help open in the darkBy our ten thousand days of work.Harvest will fill the barn; for thatThe hand must ache, the face must sweat."
—Wendell Berry, "Sabbaths" (1979, X)
In each system, some …