cassandra's songs - 2004-2005

Between the moment when sounding the alarm would be laughably premature and the moment when it’s already too late, a single, suitable, perfectly timed moment must occur when the misfortune can still be averted. In all the commotion it most often passes unnoticed. But which moment is it? How do we recognize it? This is probably the most painful question posed to human beings by our own history.

   WISLAWA SZYMBORSKA, POLISH POET (JULY 2, 1923-)
   NONREQUIRED READING, 2002