Scoffers and Seers

“They all laughed at him. Particularly a lieutenant-colonel….’I am a lieutenant-colonel,’ he said, ‘but I’ve never  met any God in all my life. Where is He, your Christ? Has anyone  ever seen Him?’

‘I have,’ he said, ‘I see  Him every day.’”

Abram Tertz, A Voice from the Chorus, a journal he kept during his imprisonment for being a pain to the Soviet establishment.

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