well said but there's more
Posted by Sherry on October 15, 1997 at 14:05:57:
In response to Dear Marianne..., written by Helen on October 15, 1997 at 12:41:48
I certainly agree with you Helen but don't you feel there's so much more underlying this work? I can't express it well but this is from Aeschylus and it says what I want to exactly.
"He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our despair, against our will comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God."
It is this hard won wisdom coming out of their individual and eventually mutual suffering that is the cord (which Rochester speaks of) that binds them. It is so painfully beautiful.
Sherry---------- in a quoting kind of mood
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