Bertrand Russell to Lady Constance Malleson
“The centre of me is always and eternally a terrible pain, a curious, wild pain, a searching for something beyond what the world contains. Something transfigured and infinite. The beatific vision – God, I do not find it, I do not think it is to be found – but the love of it is my life. It the actual spring of life within me.”
This is excerpt from a letter Bertrand Russell wrote to Lady Constance Malleson in 1916. I feel it very clearly describes the feeling – a curious, wild pain - that exists within us all in our search for meaning, the one great duty of our lives. Love Susie x
Photo: Lady Constance Mallesson.
Below: Bertrand Russell.