Saturday, July 21, 2007

A short quote

"If men had postponed the search for knowledge and beauty until they were secure, the search would never have begun. We are mistaken when we compare war with "normal life". Life has never been normal. Even those periods which we think most tranquil, like the nineteenth century, turn out, on closer inspection, to be full of crises, alarms, difficulties, emergencies. Plausible reasons have never been lacking for putting off all merely cultural activities until some imminent danger has been averted or some crying injustice put right"
(Lewis, C. S. The Weight of Glory and other Addresses, William Eerdmans Publishing 1965, p 44-45)

This is perhaps a quote that someone could throw at the human bow-tie regarding universal sufferance in Hong Kong. There will never be a perfect time. There will always be one more problem that could be solved. There will always be reason to wait. Perhaps the HK government knows this. Perhaps that is the idea.

Until Next Time
Fai Mao
The Blogger who reads more widely than Donald Tsang

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