Wednesday, January 14, 2009
A Mantra From Camus
"In the midst of winter I discovered that there was within me an eternal spring."
Ah, Albair, thank you for arming me with a philosophy that will ease me through this day and through this relentless snow!
My car has died. It sits forlornly in a 7-11 parking lot, awaiting its fate (a tow truck). Now the future is uncertain--rides to work, to school. Meetings on the calendar. And the coldest weather on record predicted for the week.
Thanks to Camus I have achieved a certain resignation--a philosophical distance from my transportation problem that makes it rather funny. How long, really, did I expect my ten-year-old caravan to last? This long? :)
I know that however it is resolved I will be able to rely on that eternal spring of which Camus wrote so poetically. His words are my comfort on this cold winter day.