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A rigorous atheist cannot console in a time of grief, cannot explain love, cannot sigh in happy wonder at life's endless surprises. He can only utter, "What is, is."

I wonder where he got this idea. I have experienced the grief of a parent's death, loved the same wife for going on 26 years, and shed tears at the birth of two children, among other things. Yet I have never to my best recollection uttered the prescribed words. What is wrong with me?

Mon, 17 Mar 2008 09:42:00 UTC | #137728