Together they cost €2. Their combined worth is priceless. They contain wisdom, learning. Books well chosen provide clues to help the reader understand this fleck in the universe known here as Earth.
Today the morning paper informs me that a newly discovered galaxy 13.3 billion light years from my location has been noted.
MACS0647-JD is not the name I would have chosen for the newly discovered galaxy. But then again I wouldn't have named our own particular spiral The Milky Way.
The Earth is sick. Physically sick. This speck and we who dwell in it, gorging ourselves like parasites in a sick dog are in our turn sickening.
The noble geniuses and the gentle peacemakers deigning to live amongst us strive as best they can to rise above the parasitic banquet. Their outpourings are the outpourings of dreamers and kranks. They are the required amusing distraction. The necessary evil.
nosing in the faeces
sore it goes