Nectar in a Sieve
A strange nature, only partly within my understanding. A man half in shadow, half in light, defying knowledge. (12.83)
…Other farmers and their families, in like plight to ourselves, were also out searching for food; and for every edible plant or root there was a struggle—a desperate competition that made enemies of friends and put an end to humanity. (14.83)
"You simplify everything, being without understanding. Your views are so limited it is impossible to explain to you."
"Limited, yes," I agreed. "Yet not wholly without understanding. Our ways are not your ways."
"You have sound instincts," he said.
For the first time since I had known him I saw a spark of admiration in his eyes. (18.52)