Friday, August 10, 2012

Zadig by Voltaire

But there is no such thing as chance; 
all is trial, or punishment, or foresight. 

                                                    The Hermit

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This quote I extracted from a short story I found at Mahlou Musings blog site. And before the beginning of the story, she wrote as follows:

The following story was shared with me by a friend. He has no idea of the author, but I tracked it down to Zadig by Voltaire, a book I read in college French classes and so, therefore, the story, reworked in the version sent by my friend, sounded familiar. For me, everything was predictable from about halfway through, and the story message was evident. Not so for my friend, perhaps because his life has been more complicated than mine. I am curious about your reactions to it.

Go read it and share your reaction with Mahlou here!

Above photo taken at a Manila street performance


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  1. Love the red cloak! Looks like he is such agony. I will have to return and read the story.

  2. «Louis» thanks you for your kind comments and for your visit to San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

  3. Nice Rt post. I will come back to read the story. I already read a part of it. Thank you for sharing the link.

  4. I like the "wild" colors in this photo - quite amazing!

  5. Very interesting and thought provoking story. My caption for the photo would have to be "surrender."
    Great post!

  6. Powerful photo and thought provoking story as well.

  7. Hello, Truly interesting photo and story! Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.

    The French Hutch

  8. Great capture. Happy RT2.

    Mine's here.