raise your words, not voice..
it is rain that grows flowers,
it has been 11 years since this blog began..
peace is healthy..
skipped 2 years..hummmm?
2009 and 2010
wonder about those missing 24 months..
writing is my way
most fully alive.
~ ursula le quin
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than that, i have heard..
yet if you keep on keeping on..
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the world of letters
is the true world
~ abraham abulaya
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~ vassar miller
i have recently been asked
if i receive any sort of recompense for my writing...
most certainly !
by you reading it..
thank you ~
writing is the only way
i know how to pray.
~ h.m. viramontes
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making language is making prayer.
whether silent or voiced,
written or thought,
distinct or vague,
repeated or fleeting,
are always essentially prayer,
even though we seldom realize it.
to speak, to intone,
to form words with our mouth and heart and spirit,
is to reach out and reach in.
what we're always reaching out and into,
even when we don't know that we are,
is the boundless unknowable,
in the end
prayer is not some specialized religious exercise;
it is just what comes out of our mouths
if we truly pay attention.
debased as it so often is,
language at its core always springs forth
from what is fundamental in the human heart.
~ norman fischer