Friday, June 22nd, 2012

the choicest of relics…

Stephanie

“A written word is the choicest of relics. It is something at once more intimate with us and more universal than any other work of art. It is the work of art nearest to life itself. It may be translated into every language, and not only be read but actually breathed from all human lips; — not be represented on canvas or in marble only, but be carved out of the breath of life itself.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden, or Life in the Woods

Enjoy your weekend everyone, it’s summertime!

Image courtesy of Colin Harris – Digitalnative on Flickr.


2 thoughts on “the choicest of relics…

  1. AUGH! LOVE this quotation… LOVE it. The idea of word as art that can be breathed…can take different shapes and flavors in translation… This is especially close to me these weeks as I write with garlic wafting from the kitchen, conversation in two or three languages happening around me, orchids growing wild before me, and butterflies a hand-span big landing on the sheets as they dry in the sun…

  2. AUGH! LOVE this quotation… LOVE it. The idea of word as art that can be breathed…can take different shapes and flavors in translation… This is especially close to me these weeks as I write with garlic wafting from the kitchen, conversation in two or three languages happening around me, orchids growing wild before me, and butterflies a hand-span big landing on the sheets as they dry in the sun…

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