Friday, April 01, 2005

Terri Schiavo -- In Memoriam

"Who'll show a child just as it is? Who'll place it within its constellation, with the measure of distance in its hand? Who'll make its death from grey bread, that grows hard -- or leave it there, within the round mouth, like the choking core of a sweet apple?...Minds of murders are easily divined. But this, though: death, the whole of death -- even before life's begun, to hold it all so gently and be good: this is beyond description."

Rainer Maria Rilke, Fourth Divine Elegy