James Baldwin at his home in France in 1979. (Ralph Gatti/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images) (via the NY Times) Another profound quote from one of my favorite US writers worth rereading on a regular basis. This thought is a celebration of life. It is reminiscent of the Buddha's Five Remembrances and this Thích Nhất Hạnh quote: When … Continue reading The Human Trouble
“I can’t be a pessimist because I am alive.”
Photo courtesy of the New York Times Warm Mid-Autumn greetings from Viet Nam! How many of you are familiar with this quote from the great James Baldwin? I can't be a pessimist because I am alive. To be a pessimist means that you have agreed that human life is an academic matter. So, I am … Continue reading “I can’t be a pessimist because I am alive.”
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