There was in the world one who had an expectation, time passed, the evening drew nigh, he was not paltry enough to have forgotten his expectation, therefore he too shall not be forgotten. Then he sorrowed. And sorrow did not deceive him as life had done, it did for him all it could, in the sweetness of sorrow he possessed his delusive expectation. It is human to sorrow, human to sorrow with them that sorrow, but it is greater to believe, more blessed to contemplate the believer. There is no song of Lamentations by Abraham…

Soren Kierkegaard. Fear and Trembling. (Chapter 1, A Panegyric Upon Abraham).

There is no song of Lamentations by Abraham. That is surely worth contemplating.

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