Thursday, November 20, 2008

Why the hare beats the tortoise

This is a great comment. We all know the reality, but the constipated fable of the tortoise and the hare seems to tell us a deeper reality. It doesn't.

"In real life, of course, it is the hare who wins. Every time. Look around you. ... The propaganda goes all the other way, but only because it is the tortoise who is in need of consolation."

Hotel du Lac, Anita Brookner

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