Every night, I retire to my book, and then to my dreams, to escape the day and the dust that …
Arrival in the night. Alone, with many thoughts, and crazy dreams on account of the Larium. Soon, Goma, and after, Masisi…
And over, and in: and with, and since: that last time I came down past this way: over a border: …
The Messiah will come only when he is no longer necessary; he willcome only on the day after his arrival; he will come, not on the last day, but on the very last.
– Franza Kafka
Nukuamkia Maria , umejaliwa neema, Bwana ni nawe, mbarikiwa wee kuliko wanawake wote, na mbarikiwa mtote wa tumbo lako Yesu.
Maria mtakatifu, Mama wa Mungu, utuombee sisi wakosefu, sasa na wataki wa kufa kwetu. Amina
“What is important above all is to realize that there are no recipes… Recipes are not what we need, nor do we need to be reassured – our need is to escape from meaninglessness… I hold that truth is not an empty word, or a mere ‘effect’ as people say nowadays. I hold that everything capable of directing us from madness and death, from now on, is inextricably linked with this truth… I always cherished the hope that meaning and life were one.” – Ivan Illich, from THINGS HIDDEN SINCE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD
Even though nothing sensible is true, one cannot say that, because the sensible is not true, the sensible is therefore false; for the sensible can have an analogy to the actual.
I summarized THE STRANGER a long time ago, with a remark that I admit was highly paradoxical: ‘In our society any man who does not weep at his mother’s funeral runs the risk of being sentenced to death.’
– Albert Camus