Amy H. Sturgis (eldritchhobbit) wrote,
Amy H. Sturgis

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"spirit and art and ecstacy"

In Harry Potter news, I find myself returning to J.K. Rowling's admission that the late Gideon and Fabian Prewett were Molly Weasley's brothers. I realize that this fact is not crucial to the overarching plot of the series, but it does indeed affect the way I understand Molly Weasley, her relationships, and the Order of the Phoenix as a group. The revelation is unexpectedly poignant.

And now, a quote for the day:

"Every man has forgotten who he is. One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self more distant than any star. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God; but thou shalt not know thyself. We are all under the same mental calamity; we have all forgotten our names. We have all forgotten what we really are. All that we call common sense and rationality and practicality and positivism only means that for certain dead levels of our life we forget that we have forgotten. All that we call spirit and art and ecstacy only means that for one awful instant we remember that we forget."

from G.K. Chesterton, "The Ethics of Elfland," in Orthodoxy

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