Friday, January 01, 2010

Quote of the Day

When I rise up

let me rise up joyful

like a bird

When I fall

let me fall without regret

like a leaf
--- Wendell Berry

My friend, MD, posted this on Facebook recently and it really struck me. I love Wendell Berry. I know I've written about him on the blog before, so won't repeat myself, but I am always moved by his writing.

I keep trying to figure out how I can convince Mr. Berry that we should have tea when I'm visiting family in Kentucky. I don't know that he likes tea, and I'm much more interested in the conversation than the beverage anyway. However, alas, as of yet no invitation has been issued to Mr. Berry's Kentucky farm.

In the meantime I will have to content myself with his lyrical words.

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