Monday, April 23, 2012

As Mr. Spock might say, “Fascinating!”

Here is a little light reading for the day after Earth Day, a short story by Stephen Vincent Benet called By the Waters of Babylon.

Believe it or not, Benet wrote it way back in 1937.

Read it, and wonder, and weep.

2 comments:

Pat - Arkansas said...

I read. I wondered. I didn't weep, but I teared up. Fascinating, indeed.

I don't know how I reached my present age having never before read this. It's powerful stuff.

rhymeswithplague said...

Pat, it is even more fascinating when you consider that the atomic age did not begin (at least in the perception of the world at large) until 1945.