"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
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Jane Austen Gets a Makeover
Because even the dead have to look good to sell books. At the Guardian. I'm not sure whether to despair at how ridiculous this is or to rejoice that at least I look better than dead Jane.
A radical is a man with both feet firmly planted — in the air. A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward. A reactionary is a somnambulist walking backwards. A liberal is a man who uses his legs and his hands at the command of his head. -- FDR