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Once again, we have an indication of Eliot's fascination with indecision and mental paralysis. Consider the wording: "The awful daring of a moment's surrender." What is so awful about taking a chance on life? I would have said, "The wonderful daring of a moment's surrender!" But then, Eliot most likely chose his wording to highlight the difficulty of making even the simple choices of daily life - let alone the weighty matters which the thunder would be contemplating.

If you fall you will become more human, and, depending on who you are, this may or may not be a good thing. Of course, if you become more human, you may have to get used to falling.

A moment's surrender is a tricky thing, not to be attempted by the faint of heart.

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