Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Quote of the Day (H. G. Wells, on How ‘Each Moment of Life is a Miracle and Mystery’)

“We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.”—British science-fiction writer H. G. Wells (1866-1946), In the Fourth Year: Anticipations of a World Peace (1918)

This year, with friends and relatives aging—and increasingly vulnerable to dangerous medical conditions (including COVID-19)—this quotation has taken on unexpected meaning for me. Life is, as Wells writes, “a miracle and mystery”—and a gift, in no way to be taken for granted.

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