Defining Paradox

We stand in a turmoil of contradictions without having the faintest idea how to handle them: Law/Freedom; Rich/Poor; Right/Left; Love/Hate—the list seems endless. Paradox lives and moves in this realm; it is the art of balancing opposites in such a way that they do not cancel each other but shoot sparks of light across their points of polarity. It looks at our desperate eitherfors and tells us they are really bothfands—that life is larger than any of our concepts and can, if we let it, embrace our contradictions.

Mary C. Morrison

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