"Immersion in the life of the world, a willingness to be inhabited by and to speak for others, including those beyond the realm of the human, these are the practices not just of the bodhisattva but of the writer." --Jane Hirshfield
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
One of Those Stories You Don't Quite Believe At First
Woman dies after water-drinking contest to win Wii. Because it seems like it might almost be a joke (it isn't), the first thing I thought of was W.C. Fields' famous quote about why he doesn't drink water. I'll let you go to Wikiquote to look it up yourself. Here's a different one: "Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people."