I am reblogging this not only for the author’s stated reasons (that some might find comfort in these works), but also because for my followers, readers and writers of horror, they might provide inspiration, different perspectives, and stimuli for your creativity.
Like 9/11, confronting the horror of the 11/13 Paris attacks requires us to recognize the inherent fragility of our lives. We live in an ordered society. We’re lucky like that in the West. Sometimes terror shatters that order. We can confront this evil in a number of ways. We can employ whatever philosophy or belief system we use to give us comfort. We can get angry. We can despair. Or we can ignore it. Some combination of these aforementioned coping mechanisms can work too.
The Challenge Of Things: Thinking Through Troubled Times / A.C. Grayling
Non-Violence: Challenges And Prospects / Bidyut Chakrabarty
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