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