Friday, November 24, 2006

Mr. Melville

There is absolutely no reasonable explanation for why I was sweeping my kitchen floor just now or why I was thinking of Herman Melville, but this quote caught my eye:
"We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results."
I'm not sure I completely understand Melville's meaning here (or anywhere else for that matter, Melville confuses me), but I'm beginning to grasp the idea of those invisible threads.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

The latter part of the quote reads to me like he is referring to karma or something like it. We get what we give to the world, or something similar.