Futurists and scientists in the last century spoke in glowing terms of the coming of an age of leisure. Automation and computing would take over, they said, liberating the individual to pursue a rich, rewarding and balanced life. Instead, this is what modern life in the western...
is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of
power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are
the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of