The Four Corners of Life

Posted August 22, 2017 6:52 pm by Anthony Esolen

The Four Corners of Life

One day when I was a boy I was riding in the car with my father, in the countryside north of Carbondale, Pennsylvania, when we came to an open crossroads at the top of a high hill.
“They call this intersection The Four Corners of Life,” he said, with a twinkle in his eye. “Can you guess why?”
I looked out of the windows left and right and back, and saw a church and a cemetery on two of the corners, and a couple of buildings which I couldn’t identify on the others.
“Well, I can guess, but you’d better tell me.”
“That building

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