Saturday, May 7, 2011

It's relationships all the way down

From August Strindberg's play The Outlaw, which takes place sometime in early Iceland:
GUNNAR. But tell me, how did you become a Christian?

GUNLOED. First I believed in my father--he was so strong; then I believed in my mother--she was so good; last I believed in you--you were so strong and good--and so beautiful; and when you went away-- I stood alone--myself I could never believe in--I was so weak; then I thought of your God, whom you so often begged me to love--and I prayed to Him.
Speaking of dear August, I highly encourage you to check out the entire Strindberg and Helium series, which I enjoyed long before I read any of his works.

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