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Something from the 13th century…

March 8, 2011

The road that stretches before the feet of a man is a challenge to his heart long before it tests the strength of his legs. Our destiny is to run to the edge of the world and beyond, off into the darkness: certain despite all our blindness, secure despite all our helplessness, strong despite all our weakness, happily in love despite all the pressure on our hearts.

— from the Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas, who died 7th March 1274

 

 I like the medieval mind. (This isn’t normally the sort of thing I go in for. 700 odd years makes a difference).

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