January 6th, 2004

exercise

"When once the restraining talisman of the Christian cross is broken in
Germany, then the fury of the ancient warriors, the berserk rage of
which the Nordic poets sang, will surge up again. The old stone gods
will rise from long-forgotten ruins and rub the dust of a thousand years
from their eyes; and Thor with his giant hammer will leap up and smash
the Gothic cathedrals. And when that crash comes, it will be like
nothing heard before in history."

- Heinrich Heine, 1834