Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Looking Back - “The fieriness of fire”

"I do not think there is anyone who takes quite such a fierce pleasure in things being themselves as I do. The startling wetness of water excites and intoxicates me: the fieriness of fire, the steeliness of steel, the unutterable muddiness of mud. It is just the same with people. . . When we call a man “manly” or a woman “womanly” we touch the deepest philosophy."

~G. K. Chesterton – Letter to Frances [later his wife] (1899).

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