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Sunday, March 19, 2006

Heaven and Hell

Yes I know, but it looks damn like him

Slavoj Žižek writes in the New York Times:

During the Seventh Crusade, led by St Louis, Yves le Breton reported how he once encountered an old woman who wandered down the street with a dish full of fire in her right hand and a bowl full of water in her left hand. Asked why she carried the two bowls, she answered that with the fire she would burn up Paradise until nothing remained of it, and with the water she would put out the fires of Hell until nothing remained of them: 'Because I want no one to do good in order to receive the reward of Paradise, or from fear of Hell; but solely out of love for God.'


Tatiana said...

This is a portrait of Russian composer Musorgskiy, the auther of some great operas, and a heavy drinker.

puthwuth said...

Da, eto Mussorgsky, ya znaio! However, he looks quite like Zizek. Nice pictures of your Wicklow mountain hikes you have Tatiana! Ochen interyesno.