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The Problem of Evil

"What kind of god would do something like that?"
"The one we've got."

Game of Thrones, #609 Battle of the Bastards

Rust & Stardust

"And the last long lap is the hardest,
And I shall be dumped where the weed decays,
And the rest is rust and stardust."

Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

Except

“She wasn’t doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.”
J. D. Salinger, A Girl I Knew

Storms

"You will hear thunder and remember me,
And think: she wanted storms. The rim
Of the sky will be the colour of hard crimson,
And your heart, as it was then, will be on fire."

Anna Akhmatova, You Will Hear Thunder

Bitter-sweet

"I have realized that I seek out bitter-sweet feelings... in myself, in others, in music, literature, and art; the dreamer in me thrives on them... and what is more bitter-sweet than a longing for what you can never have?"

Certainty

"...one should not demand from the philosophical treatment of a subject more certainty than the subject admits."
Thomas Nagel, paraphrasing Aristotle

Untitled

Friends, and more than friends, and nothing more.