Sunday, September 14, 2008


From Roger Zelazny's Creatures of Light and Darkness, circa 1969:

"Insofar as I may be heard by anything, which may or may not care what I say, I ask, if it matters, that you be forgiven for anything you may have done or failed to do which requires forgiveness. Conversely, if not forgiveness but something else may be required to insure any possible benefit for which you may be eligible after the destruction of your body, I ask that this, whatever it may be, be granted or withheld, as the case may be, in such a manner as to insure your receiving said benefit. I ask this in my capacity as your elected intermediary between yourself and that which may not be yourself, but which may have an interest in the matter of your receiving as much as it is possible for you to receive of this thing, and which may in some way be influenced by this ceremony. Amen."

Man had a way with words, didn't he?

1 comment:

Jas. the Hidden said...

Yes, he did have a way with words. And that way is addictive, darn it. Reading a short passage of a Zelazny novel always gives me the need to go and re-read the whole book again. And I was planning on doing my fall cleaning this week.

Ah, well. Maybe I'll clean the place next week.