Dostoevsky Wrote That Beauty Will Save the World

Years ago
A friend gave me a Thomas Merton book–
New Seeds of Contemplation
He inscribed it with the following
From poet W.H. Auden:
“The funniest and kindest of mortals
Are those who are most aware
Of the baffle of being”

About you
I’d say
“The funnest and kindest of mortals
Are those who are most aware
Of the beauty of being”

–from work-in-progress, Our Heroic and Ceaseless 24/7 Struggle against Tsuris

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