From: john fautley
Sent: Friday, May 21, 2004 8:27 PM
Subject: a quote
Hi Luli and all,
I stummbled across this quote from Elaine Scarry, (you'd probably have heard of her better than I have as she is a teacher at Harvard).
She said "It is as though... beautiful things have been placed here and there throughout the world to serve as a small wake up call to perception, spurring lapsed alertness back to its most acute level."......... Acute level to me means - our root - our oneness with Christ.
I don't know if she was speaking materialisticly or spiritually, but it doesn't matter... the words make sense to me. It reminds me of St Paul saying... "For ever since the creation of the world His invisible nature and attributes, that is, His eternal power and divinity have been made intelligable and clearly discernible in and through the things that have been made - His handiworks. So (men) are without excuse - altogether without any defense or justification. Romans 1:20 and Ps. 19:1