In every man sleeps a prophet, and when he wakes there is a little more evil in the world. - Emil Cioran
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
James Joyce from Ulysses
“After that he began
to mope by himself, talking to no one and wandering about by himself. So
one night he was wanted for to go on a call and they couldn’t find him
anywhere. They looked high up and low down; and still they couldn’t see a
sight of him anywhere. So then the clerk suggested to try the chapel.
So then they got the keys and opened the chapel and the clerk and Father
O’Rourke and another priest that was there brought in a light for to
look for him…. And what do you think but there he was, sitting up by
himself in the dark in his confession-box, wide-awake and laughing-like
softly to himself?” She stopped suddenly as if to listen. I too
listened; but there was no sound in the house: and I knew that the old
priest was lying still in his coffin as we had seen him, solemn and
truculent in death, an idle chalice on his breast.