The Middle Years

“He thought of the fairytale of science and charmed himself into forgetting that he looked for a magic that was not of this world.” (James 348-349)

This sentence is the one that struck me the most. First of all, because of how poetic it sounds but also for the meaning it holds and the beauty in it. I loved the expression “fairytale of science” in particular. It is an oxymoron yet we can still understand how science could be referred as being a fairytale. Indeed, science can accomplish things that seem impossible, especially at the time when science was still far from being what it is today, the barrier between science and magic sometimes feels very thin.