22 November 2008

Still procrastinating...

But one Christmas present down...



Off to finish (yes, it's half written!) my article. And can I just add how amazing the internet is? I was vaguely remembering a quote I might want to use as an intro, from one of my favourite books, The Interpretation of Cultures, by Clifford Geertz, which I of course left in NYC along with the rest of my books. So I just googled his name and what I could remember, and there it was:

"The strange opacity of certain empirical events, the dumb senselessness of intense or inexorable pain, and the enigmatic unaccountability of gross iniquity all raise the uncomfortable suspicion that perhaps the world, and hence man's life in the world, has no genuine order at all--no empirical regularity, no emotional form, no moral coherence... The effort is not to deny the undeniable--that there are unexplained events, that life hurts, or that rain falls upon the just--but to deny that there are inexplicable events, that life is unendurable, and that justice is a mirage."

I don't think it'll work for my article though. Sigh.

3 comments:

Hoxton said...

The scarf is beautiful, and so is the quote. I tend to find the chaos of the world strangely comforting.

amanda said...

Beautiful scarf! Hope you've managed to finish your article and cast on for CPH.

PrincessPea said...

I love this - I'm very tempted to make one for my husband, but it's going to have to wait until after Christmas!