The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.
— from Paradise Lost by John Milton, Book I, ll. 254-5. Today’s analect was suggested by Tom Farndon (Core ’10, CAS/SMG ’12), who writes: “The Core reminds us that perception is our most powerful tool, endowing each of us with the ability to make the best of our surroundings — or the worst of them.” Students in CC201 will be attending a lecture next Tuesday by our resident expert on Milton, Prof. Christopher Ricks.