The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from De Profundis by Oscar Wilde:|
look at; terrible and impotent rage; bitterness and scorn; anguish
that wept aloud; misery that could find no voice; sorrow that was
dumb. I have passed through every possible mood of suffering.
Better than Wordsworth himself I know what Wordsworth meant when he
'Suffering is permanent, obscure, and dark
And has the nature of infinity.'
But while there were times when I rejoiced in the idea that my
sufferings were to be endless, I could not bear them to be without
meaning. Now I find hidden somewhere away in my nature something
that tells me that nothing in the whole world is meaningless, and