RT @ebertchicago Why the meaninglessness of the Universe consoles me. My new blog entry, just posted.
What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason,
how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and
admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god!
the beauty of the world, the paragon of animals--
and yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?
Man delights not me--nor woman neither,
though by your smiling you seem to say so.
That's what we are, a quintessence of dust. That Shakespeare could so conclude, and then end with a little joke is, to me, a great comfort.