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QOTD - Lopez, 10/12/96

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 96 13:24:00 -0700
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Subject: QOTD - Lopez, 10/12/96

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From: George Osner <>

"How is one to live a moral and compassionate existance when one is fully
aware of the blood, the horror inherent in life, when one finds darkness
not only in one's culture but within oneself?  If there is a stage at which
an individual life becomes truly adult, it must be when one grasps the irony
in its unfolding and accepts responsibility for a life lived in the midst
of such paradox.  One must live in the middle of contradiction, because if
all contradiction were eliminated at once life would collapse.  There are
simply no answers to some of the great pressing questions.  You continue to
live them out, making your life a worthy expression of leaning into the

	>>>Barry Lopez, _Arctic Dreams_

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