Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thought for the Day


We are so prosaic, so ordinary. Do we even deserve poetry? But we, too, will be legends for future generations, because we once lived, and our word will mean more than we care to admit today.


-from Adam Zagajewski, "The Shabby and the Sublime" in A Defense of Ardor (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2004), p. 49.

2 Comments:

Blogger Andrew Shields said...

"We will be legends for future generations, because we once lived ..."

Not because we are actually going to do anything legendary, but by the sheer fact of our existence ...

8:08 AM  
Blogger The Weaver of Grass said...

Don't you think every generation probably considers itself to be prosaic and ordinary - other ages seems far more exciting than ones own.

1:20 PM  

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