Archive for December, 2012

Great Literature

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

The purpose of great literature is to reveal what is hidden and to illuminate what is in darkness.

— Nina Sankovitch, Tolstoy and the Purple Chair, p. 89


Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Letting go necessitates being with the fear that comes when we become aware that all that we love in the world — our very life itself — is impermanent. It can bring tremendous relief and rest to let go where we are trying to hold on, trying to keep the same those things which by their very nature are constantly changing. This does not mean loving life and the world any less fiercely. Loving well and living fully are not the same as holding on.

— Oriah Mountain Dreamer, The Dance, p. 178