AMERICAN DIGEST Essays | News | Notes | Quotes: "The water from our deepest wells of love runs clear and clean. It refreshes the soul. Like all the great waters of this life it carries within it no taste at all other than that which is pure and which is true. Tasted once we carry within us forever a ceaseless thirst for more of it.
Then there are, because we are only human and caught halfway up the stairs between beast and angel, the darker wells of which we do not speak, but which run just as deep and just as ceaseless within our hearts."
There is no way I can do this justice. Just let me say that Gerard Van der Leun may be the best essayist in English today, and tell you to go read the whole thing.