As the astronauts soar into the vast eternities of space, on earth the garbage piles higher; as the groves of academe extend their domain, the alumni’s arms reach lower; as the phallic cult spreads, so does impotence. In great wealth, great poverty; in health, sickness; in numbers deception. Gorging, left hungry; sedated, left restless; telling all, hiding all; in flesh united, forever separate. So we press on through the valley of abundance that leads to the wasteland of stiety, passing through the gardens of fantasy; seeking happiness every more ardently, and finding despair even more surely.
~ in “The Great Liberal Deathwish”
Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message.