Friday, June 6, 2014

Time to reread Gravity and Grace

“To forgive debts. To accept the past without asking for future compensation. To stop time at the present instant. This is also the acceptance of death...To harm a person is to receive something from him. What? What have we gained (and what will have to be repaid) when we have done harm? We have gained in importance. We have expanded. We have filled an emptiness in ourselves by creating one in somebody else.” Gravity and Grace (London: Routledge, 1992) 6.
Thanks to Jim Gordon at Living Wittily. [I am not completely convinced - some language usage unappealing on first glance].