Field Notes from a Battleground
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Aeschylus tells us that we can learn, with the following:
God, whose law it is that he who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget, falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
I have carried that passage in my wallet for more than a decade, and believe it’s because of the hope it provides, that I might not otherwise have. But I always want to add to the passage: “if we’re lucky — very, very lucky.”