“When I began to read, I began to exist.”
Walter Dean Myers
Always take your notebook everywhere. That’s your butterfly net.
Go home, put your best record on, loud as it’ll play, and with every note you remember that’s something that the darkness couldn’t take from you.
Fred Thursday to Endeavor Morse
“Use your blog to connect. Use it as you. Don’t ‘network’ or ‘promote.’ Just talk.”
“You who have walked beside me, steadfast through so many dangers, remember me, never forget what I have endured.”
~Book VII of The Epic of Gilgamesh : Enkidu, dying, to Gilgamesh. Thought I would share with you a few favorite lines from tonight’s reading.
Our role as writers can be that of the witness. We continually bear witness to those around us, and sometimes our job is to speak for those who have never spoken for themselves.
~Brenda & Paola, “Tell It Slant”
Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.
~Rainer Maria Rilke