Tuesday, November 11, 2014
They say miracles are past, and we have our philosophical
persons, to make modern and familiar, things supernatural
and causeless. Hence is it that we make trifles of terrors,
ensconcing ourselves into seeming knowledge, when we should
submit ourselves to an unknown fear.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Lafew, in All's Well That Ends Well, act 2, sc. 3, l. 1-6.
On trusting what is awesome and inexplicable, rather than seeking explanations for everything; the miracle is Helena's cure of the King's sickness.