Thoughts and Thickets - 5

 

Short, not Sweet

Speak to us, Empathy, speak now of the disease that afflicts our nature.

 

What else is there to be said about another violent rampage in a movie theater.

 

O Empathy, "Why didst thou create these harmful beasts which but exasperte our thorny life?"

 

                                                                                                                Quote from Slyvester Da Bastas (1591) as cited in the OED

 

© 2015 by Carol and Gene Jeffers