r. a. lafferty puutub asjasse niipalju et jutu ugly see algus on üks parimaid asju mida ma üldse lugenud olen
.........järelikult ropendatakse seal roppu moodi!
katoliikliku kirjansõna tundmises on märgatavid puudujääke, kõlvaldan selle puuduse: THE UGLY SEA "The sea is ugly," said Sour John, "and it's peculiar that I'm theonly one who ever noticed it. There have been millions of words written onthe sea, but nobody has written this. For a time I thought it was just myimagination, that it was only ugly to me. Then I analyzed it and found thatit really is ugly. "It is foul. It is dirtier than a cesspool; yet men who would notwillingly bathe in a cesspool will bathe in it. It has the aroma of an opensewer; yet those who would not make a pilgrimage to a sewer will do so tothe sea. It is untidy; it is possibly the most untidy thing in the world.And I doubt if there is any practical way to improve it. It cannot bedrained; it cannot be covered up; it can only be ignored. "Everything about it is ignoble. Its animals are baser than those ofthe land. Its plant life is rootless and protean. It contaminates and wastesthe shores. It is an open grave where the living he down with dead." "It does smell a little, Sour John, and it is untidy. But I don'tthink it's ugly. You cannot deny that sometimes it is really beautiful." "I do deny it. It has no visual beauty. It is monotonous, with onlyfour or five faces, and all of them coarse. The sun and the sky over it maybe beautiful; the land that it borders may be fair; but the old sewer itselfis ugly." "Then why are you the only one who thinks so?" "There could be several reasons. One, that I've long suspected, isthat I'm smarter than other people...