Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Thought for the Day

...Pondering all this, the palsied universe lies before us like a leper; and like willful travelers in Lapland, who refuse to wear colored and coloring glasses upon their eyes, so the wretched infidel gazes himself blind at the monumental white shroud that wraps all the prospect around him. And of all these things the albino whale was a symbol. Wonder ye then at the fiery hunt?

-Herman Mellville, Moby Dick or, The Whale, Chapter XLII