Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Quis custodiet ispos custodes.

"...but the world is so full of people, so crowded with these miracles that they become commonplace and we forget... I forget.

We gaze continually at the world and it grows dull in our perceptions. Yet seen from another's vantage point, as if new, it may still take the breath away.

Come... dry your eyes, for you are life, rarer than a quark and unpredictable beyond the dreams of Heisenberg; the clay in which the forces that shape all things leave their fingerprints most clearly.

Dry your eyes, and let's go home."

- Jonathan Osterman, Dr. Manhattan, page 28, Watchmen IX.
Lest we forget how miraculous life is.