Real Generosity to the Future

Real generosity to the future lies in giving all to the present.

I have been re-reading Albert  Camus’ 1947 novel, The Plague, this week.  As Camus tells the tale, the indefatigable Dr. Rieux and his comrades try to stem the ravages of  the plague in a North African port town.  Since this is a Camus novel, the characters occasionally wax philosophical.  And the story is an allegory, drawing on Camus’ wartime experience fighting the Nazi plague afflicting Europe, when he was the editor of the French Resistance’s paper, Combat.

While the theme of the quote above is embedded in this novel, it actually comes from an essay, The Rebel, a cri de coeur against nihilism of the Left and Right, written by Camus several years later.

Matthaei Gardens, Michigan

Newburgh Lake, Michigan

Hartwick Pines, Michigan



4 thoughts on “Real Generosity to the Future

  1. Indah Susanti

    Beautiful quote.. it reminds me of a quote, also related to the future’s sake – “The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” Nelson Henderson

    Beautiful images too!

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    1. Tom Schultz Post author

      Thanks! Glad you enjoyed the pics, a reminder for us here in the Midwest that Spring greenery is just around the corner. And thanks for sharing the quote.


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