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Day #891:Leo Tolstoy on the delusion of the joys of life

“There is an old Eastern fable about a traveler who is taken unawares on the steppes by a ferocious wild animal. In order to escape the beast the traveler hides in an empty well, but at the bottom of the well he sees a dragon with its jaws open, ready to devour him. 451 more words


Ivan Turgenev bust, Moscow

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I have always read an unkind cut into a line that Chekhov wrote in The Seagull. You may remember it; it comes as Trigorin, the veteran writer in the play, talks about his place in Russian letters. 1,180 more words

Monuments To Writers

Teaching Death

To make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from.
~ T. S. Eliot

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I’m writing this on Thanksgiving Day and I’m tempted to say all the many things I’m thankful for. Instead, I want to share something that God’s been teaching me lately. 772 more words


Mystery of Mysteries

So we have the prophetic message more fully confirmed. You will do well to be attentive to this as to a lamp shining in a dark place, 

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Chaplain 81

Leo Tolstoy

I’m so, so excited to announce the first post of an exciting new series: The Authors. This series will feature outfits inspired by my favorite writers. 411 more words