April 27, 2012
A friend forwards an article. Wendell Berry in the news. Had the honor of presenting the prestigious Jefferson Lecture. The highest honor awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. I read on and become immersed with his words and wisdom. Click here to read his lecture.
His words tempt me to dig deeper within the fields of my imagination, yearnings, understanding of what matters most. I share with you the following quotes from Mr. Berry:
“What I stand for is what I stand on.”
“And the world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles, no matter how long, but only by a spiritual journey, a journey of one inch, very arduous and humbling and joyful, by which we arrive at the ground at our own feet, and learn to be at home.”
“It may be that when we no longer know which way to go that we have come to our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings.”
I think after that, there is no need to say more for now. Perhaps it is time rather to work the fallow fields of my mind. And from there, see what I have sown.