September 19, 2014

Marget's nurse in earlier years, said God would provide. But she said that from habit, for she was a good Christian. She meant to help in the providing, to make sure, if she could find a way.
Mark Twain, "The Mysterious Stranger"

"Not a sparrow falls to the ground without His seeing it."
"But it falls, just the same. What good is seeing it fall?"
Ursula the Housekeeper and Satan's nephew in Mark Twain's "The Mysterious Stranger".
This book (a recommendation embedded in Vonnegut's "A Man Without a Country") is terrific: humanist, humane, and subversive.
Why I Hope to Die at 75. Thought-provoking piece. Via Next Draft, which is the best email newsletter I've ever subscribed to.