Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Sic Vita Est ( Thus is Life)

the town of Cauterets in Hautes-Pyrénées, France

Sometimes, there's so much beauty in the world I feel like
I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.

-Wes Bentley as Ricky Fitts in American Beauty (1999)

It’s fascinating to watch the play of shadow and light as the clouds roll by atop the mountains… with the village cozily nestled at their feet…The bucolic charm of the landscape makes one forget that we are in a world of diminishing purchasing power, of stagnant or even a downhill dive of economic growth, delocalization of industries, and so-called “one-man debacles” of big, supposedly tamper-proof and reliable companies…The system which is supposed to protect us is now being turned against us …and we are falling, falling, falling… without a safety net…

And so, I guess, seeing glimpses of such vista now and then is a good and needed respite for our world-weary souls…


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