Thursday, January 13, 2005

Susan Sontag

At first glance one would have a hard time finding many points of similarity between the late Susan Sontag and me. I confess I have never read any of her writing. I am sure we would have made awkward dinner partners. But quite by accident I ran across this quote from an appreciation in the most recent National Catholic Reporter,
"Whatever you do, don’t misuse what you believe so that it gets in the way of the truth. That’s so easy to do, especially when so much around us encourages us to.”

Patrick Giles, the interviewer, continued,
"She spoke that night as if seeing clearly and acting responsibly, whatever one’s context of belief, was for her the great act of faith."

Thank you Susan. Well said. We had more in common than I thought. Rest gently.

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