Posts Tagged ‘Wendell Berry’

Reflections on the Pandemic

Monday, April 13th, 2020

I have two thematically-related, Wendell Berry-inflected essays on living through the COVID-19 pandemic that were posted today. Fill out your reading list here or ponder what limits mean for health in community here.

Image of Wendell Berry from Center for Interfaith Relations via Flickr

Caring for Words, XII: Risk Your Heart

Friday, January 5th, 2018

Write and read with your whole heart. Embrace mystery. Shun mystification, which is to mystery what sentimentality is to honest feeling. Treasure words that prove difficult to pin down but impossible to live without. Go out on limbs. Be willing to fall. Get up again. Even in moments of great bitterness, remember your deepest affections, beautiful and broken. Attend to your words as if someone‚Äôs life depends on it, because it does. (more…)