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Re: Sad newsby BrowserUk (Pope)
|on Jan 12, 2009 at 13:38 UTC||Need Help??|
To mourn the passing of a man you didn't know is the very essence of the human condition.
He stimulated you; caused you to think; emote; react; what more can you ask of stranger.
There is a poem that I first became aware of through a movie that I --possibly controversially--rate as one of the best ever made:
I never knew a wild thing
To feel sorry for oneself is arguably a characteristic unique to the human species.
As is, feeling sorry for another(*).
Could you have one without the other?
Is not sympathy the very essence of humanity?
Farewell Blazar. The world is a poorer place for your passing.
(*)There is some evidence to support the supposition that elephants are capable of feeling sorrow for the loss of another of their aquaintance.