Quote of the Day

It's not really a whole quote, just a fragment of a sentence, but it was poetic enough to choke me up just a little bit. It's from Roderick Long's review of the Commissario Brunetti murder mysteries by Donna Leon:

When in the course of his investigations Brunetti comes across evidence of tax evasion or violation of various petty regulations, he always ignores it, identifying less with the state apparatus than with the vast informal fraternity of ordinary people trying to get on with their peaceful lives.

The only times I feel like this world might turn out ok are when I get a glimpse of how beautiful and perfect that fraternity is, made all the more special because of how often we drive it from our minds.

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Written on Friday, November 09, 2007