"and when I heard that, a distant chime went off for me,remembering a time when I believedthat I could simply live without it."
—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 …