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Friday, July 08, 2005

7/7

Such awful news!

Mrs. Dalloway spoke to me, from the pages of the wonderful Virginia Woolf novel of the same name. After surviving the terrible events of world war 2, the character spies the open pages of a novel in a bookstore window:

"Fear no more the heat o' the sun Nor the furious winter's rages.

This late age of the world's experience had bred in them all, all men and women, a well of tears. Tears and sorrows; courage and endurance; a perfectly upright and stoical bearing."

What a wonderful way to describe London's reaction to the 7/7 bombings! I can't imagine a more appropriate and poetic commentary. Thank you, Virginia Woolf!


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