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Throwing dice at the snakes and ladders of outrageous fortune

Brendan O'Connor


Brendan O’Connor

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'And so we beat on, boats against the current, borne ceaselessly back into the past.'

'And so we beat on, boats against the current, borne ceaselessly back into the past.'

'And so we beat on, boats against the current, borne ceaselessly back into the past.'

It’s not often you’d be quoting Kierkegaard around here, adding to the bleakness. But we are reminded these days of his maxim — that life can only be understood by looking backward, but it must be lived looking forward.

For a long time it felt as if life on this little island was exactly that. We were relentlessly looking forward, defining ourselves by progress — but all the time looking backward at the dark chapters. Berating ourselves for the sins of the past, trying to understand who we were before all the progress and moving forward saved us. 


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