Saturday, January 7, 2012

On the Ordinary, from 'The Thing: Obstinate Orthodoxy'
G.K. Chesterton

I am ordinary in the correct sense of the term; which means the acceptance of an order; a Creator and the Creation, the common sense of gratitude for Creation, life and love as gifts permanently good, marriage and chivalry as laws rightly controlling them, and the rest of the normal traditions of our race and religion. 

It is also thought a little odd that I regard the grass as green, even after some newly-discovered Slovak artist has painted it grey; that I think daylight very tolerable in spite of thirteen Lithuanian philosophers sitting in a row and cursing the light of day; and that, in matters more polemical, I actually prefer weddings to divorces and babies to Birth Control." 

1 comment:

Katie Mahoney said...

Hi, Camille! This is just a note to say that we have been missing your inspiring writings! I know you all must be very busy, but I just wanted to let you know. You all are always in our thoughts and prayers!
Love, Katie Mahoney