“human beings, in
their generous endeavor to construct a hypothesis that shall not degrade a first cause,
have always hesitated to conceive a dominant power
of lower moral quality than their own; and, even
when they sit down and weep by the waters
of Babylon, invent excuses for the oppression
which prompts their tears.”

(thomas hardy, return of the native)

thank heavens i dont have those sort of problems. disappointment et al

(ps garrison keilor totally loves ellen bass: see? and see?)