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Chapter 18


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There is, or was, a band named "Taking Back Sunday". They left the question open whether they were referring to the commercial world taking it back from the spiritual world, or the spiritual world taking it back from the commercial world.

It is good to have one day a week partitioned off for contemplation. Of course there are people who can't contemplate, but that's their problem. I very much like having a day of shared peace. I very much like having a day of communal rest. I very much like having a day when the atmosphere is conducive to considering what we are doing and what we should be doing and what the difference is beween the two.

Is there a cost? Or course there's a cost. All good things have a cost. There is a cost to living indoors and having food every day. There is a cost to being healthy and in good shape. There is a cost to being a human and not an insect, doing the same kinds of things every day. Insects do the same thing every day.

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