Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Many Divisions

I am continuing to read the Hugo winning novels. This quote from 1967 epitomizes my thoughts and feelings on change this week.

A man is a thing of many divisions, not a pure, clear flame…His intellect often wars with his emotions, his will with his desires…his ideals are at odds with his environment, and if follows them, he knows keenly the loss of that which was old—but if he does not follow them, he feels the pain of having forsaken a new and noble dream, Whatever he does represents both a gain and a loss, an arrival and a departure. Always he morns that which is gone and fears some part of that which is new.

Roger Zelany, Lord of Light

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