Wednesday, 23 May 2007


Seferis says somewhere that ‘the veins of men are a net the gods made to snare us in’. The nerves might suit this metaphor better, except that nerves are more easily snapped and broken; whereas a vein or artery has that elasticity and durability of a good net. And, putting it like this makes me realise that the body has it the wrong way around; because our passions, though they may snare us, form a net from which it is fairly easy to break free; where our thoughts (our beliefs, our faith) is a net that almost nobody can sever.

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