Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Finding Faulkner

"I decline to accept the end of man... I refuse to accept this. I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among the creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance. The poet's, the writer's, duty is to write about these things. It is his privilege to help man endure by lifting his heart, by reminding him of the courage and honor and hope and pride and compassion and pity and sacrifice which have been the glory of his past. The poet's voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail."
— William Faulkner

In my fourth day of Mooosing, and I am beset with doubts whether what I will be recording for this year will be worthwhile for others to read.  I created a collage from the images I have put together to use for the series, "What's in Store in 2011?".  Creating collages always loosen the knots in my mind.  There are a lot of ways to distract one-self when doubts abound, I find.

When I start second-guessing myself, I search for quotes.  My favourite form of distractraction - a sort of finding a mantra to meditate on.

I take inspiration from Faulkner today.  Finding quotes, that resonates with thoughts I am sorting in my mind is something I consider being good at.  I don't consider myself alone with this, and wonder if there is a label for people, who have this quirk.

What quote mirrors your thoughts of the day?

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