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Wednesday, September 28, 2022
A Writer's Moment: Caring For Our 'Conditional Gifts'
Caring For Our 'Conditional Gifts'
“There are no sacred and unsacred places; there are only sacred and desecrated places. My belief is that the world and our life in it are conditional gifts.” – Wendell Berry
Berry, born in Kentucky in August of 1934, is a novelist, poet, essayist, environmental activist, cultural critic, and farmer. Recipient of The National Humanities Medal and a Fellow of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he is the first living writer to be inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame.
In reading Berry’s essays, I also found the following quote, which I thought
seemed like good descriptive prose for my “off the beaten path” photo (below)
from near Boulder, CO.
“Always … when you leave familiar ground and step off alone into a new place there will be, along with the feelings of curiosity and excitement, a little nagging of dread. Wondering, what might await me there?”
Like the creation of a writer’s moment.
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