Friday, September 15, 2006

Berry on Creation

Wendell Berry's name occasionally comes up when reading about distributivism; so he is validly a "friend of Chesterton" and may be mentioned here. I read his essay "The Rise" earlier this week and nearly spilled my drink due to laughter when I came across this passage:
Surely the creatures of the fifth day of Creation accepted those of the sixth with equanimity, as though they had always been there. Eternity is always present in the animal mind; ony men deal in beginnings and ends. It is probably lucky for man that he was created last. He would have got too excited and upset over all the change.

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