Thursday, October 22, 2009

Do It Again

"A child kicks his legs rhythmically through excess, not absence, of life. Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, “Do it again” to the sun; and every evening, “Do it again” to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we." [G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy, Chapter 4]

Shutter Island

This thriller from Dennis Lehane is set in 1954 and centers around two U.S. Marshalls investigating the escape of an inmate/patient at an institution for the criminally insane located on Shutter Island. The book is a page-turner which keeps you guessing and on the edge of your seat until its shocking conclusion. I haven't enjoyed a book this much in quite a while. A must read!