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.