Thursday, March 31, 2016
From The Woman in the Dune, by Kobo Abe
"No matter how sand flowed, it was still different from water. One could swim in water, but sand would enfold a man and crush him to death.
It looked as though he had misjudged the situation."
From Chapter 13
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
From My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South, by Rick Bragg
"It has always reminded me of struggle, somehow, and I will sleep in it, with the rest of my kin. But between now and then, I would like to walk in some sand."
From My Kind of Town
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
BLACK LIVES MATTER
"Oh, from whence comes this rage
In our 'post-racial' age?!"
The answers are all in
The essays of Baldwin.
From The Epic of Gilgamesh, translated by Benjamin R. Foster
"My friend whom I loved so, who went with me through every hardship,
Enkidu, whom I so loved, who went with me through every hardship,
The fate of mankind has overtaken him."
From Tablet X