These tulips came from Holland with my dear husband this weekend. Kind of like “bringing coal to Newcastle” but I LOVED the colors and his thoughtfulness. Yesterday I got a snap of the beautiful irises on campus, same time of blooming as last year. Coming back from the AIWC Spring Fair at the Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday there had been a surprise thunderburst of weather after a beautiful, sunny day. Ken and I walked up the hill and we saw hail gathered in piles and I got a snap of hail collected in puddles. (See photo of hail below)
“Some moderns talk as though duties to posterity were the only duties we had. I can imagine no man who will look with more horror on the End than a conscientious revolutionary who has, in a sense sincerely, been justifying cruelties and injustices inflicted on millions of his contemporaries by the benefits which he hopes to confer on future generations: generations who, as one terrible moment now reveals to him, were never going to exist. Then he will see the massacres, the faked trials, the deportations, to be all ineffaceably real, an essential part, his part, in the drama that has just ended: while the future Utopia had never been anything but a fantasy.
Frantic administration of panaceas to the world is certainly discouraged by the reflection that ‘this present’ might be ‘the world’s last night;’ sober work for the future, within the limits of ordinary morality and prudence, is not. ” by C.S. Lewis from “The World’s Last Night”
This may be what all the hubbub is about at Notre Dame this past weekend with a certain person’s presence for the graduation ceremonies.