Friday, 26 October 2012

Weekend Quote #16

“There is no Mystery so great as Misery.“

So short? Yes, but it's based upon so many paragraphs that I ave read from Hugo's Les Miserables. It seems that I haven't gotten over the thing yet, right? Yes, I haven't. Hugo seems to find satisfaction in describing every facet of human suffering – political instability, poverty, family problem, world's system, name them all. And at the end of these descriptions, I come to the point where everything becomes blurred, where the world is a sphere with no way out. Truly, misery becomes a great mystery. How to solve everything? Hugo doesn't answer that question satisfactorily. Only God knows exactly what to be done with all these things happening in the world.

Now I am neglecting my responsibility as a good quoter. This week's quote is taken from Oscar Wilde's short story – heartbreaking short story – “The Happy Prince”, which is not so happy. The Prince has been anonymously giving nearly everything he has to the people in the town, but he is eager to give more and more. So he asks the swallow his friend to tell him how's the town folk doing rather than telling beautiful stories from all around the world.

I think misery becomes so mysterious because most of those who suffer do not really know the why they suffer and how they can get out of their suffering. Another reason, misery is also, as stated above, something very hard to solve. And aren't mysteries things hard to solve?

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