Archive for December 23rd, 2011



“In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer.”

June Louise’s epitaph is a quote from Albert Camus. I love the quote, but I don’t claim familiarity with Camus or his philosophy, so I did some quick Googling to write this post. Camus was a mid-20th century philosopher who agreed with many others in that human life was illogical and irrational, but diverged from some of his contemporaries by emphasizing what he perceived as the sanctity of human life and living by a strict moral code to maximize everyone’s enjoyment of life. There is a second hopeful thought in his words for those of us who live in the snowy midwest – summer is never too far away.

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