Friday, April 24, 2009

Quote du Jour: To Be and Yet Not Quite to Be

I am reading Straw for the Fire, a compilation of excerpts from the notebooks of poet and Michigander homeboy, Theodore Roethke. As is the case with all Quotes du Jour, I present below words which resonate with my own experience of existence:

The feeling that one is on the edge of many things: that there are many worlds from which we are separated by only a film; that a flick of the wrist, a turn of the body another way will bring us to a new world. It is more than a personal expectation: yet sometimes the sense of richness is haunting: it is richness and yet denial, this living a half step, as it were, from what should be...

Yes, isn't it so.