This blog is about my writing and my reading: My published books and a novel in progress; a course I am teaching on drama and theater, and the adventures and challenges of sharing literature with students.
Some topics that interest me: parallel worlds; life after death; the human condition; concepts of heaven; Hungary; the human toll of the Cold War; Shakespeare's works; literature and life.
The hero, Jasper Wergild and his
wife Marguerite are hosting a party of old and new friends.Join the conversation as different topics
change the mood from bland to turbulent.
The guests are shocked witnesses
when Pete suffers a PTSD attack and tackles his brother Joe,punching him and forcing him to the ground.
The sophisticated company is now
forced to face the basic question: what is the purpose of evil in human life?(On
the next day Jasper goes on a trip to buy his dream condo in Florida, and will
find some answers he had not expected. Watch next week's blog.)
“I don’t see why we need
evil in the first place,” Marguerite said. “We are supposed to be rational
creatures, so why are we bent on destroying each other, ourselves, and our
environment? If God is a rational creator, it makes no sense.”
“Maybe God, when he
created the world, used evil as we use salt and pepper to flavor a soup.” Nancy
mused. “A pinch will make a satisfying meal, but a fistful of the stuff will
turn our taste buds into torture instruments.”
“An ingenious thought,
but it still does not answer my question, why do people insist on destroying
the soup?” Marguerite said.