Archive for Februar 2012

Balances at work

We do what we can to ease another’s pain, thinking it will ease our own. But it doesn’t. Somehow, instead, it adds to our pain. We don’t erase theirs, we take it to ourselves. Is it possible that, far beyond our understanding, balances are at work? That suffering is like matter in the universe, there is only so much of it, forever the same amount, and all we can do is rearrange it, pick it up here, put it down there?

James Sallis, The Killer Is Dying

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