Sunday, April 16, 2006

Daring Act of Belief

Some prose from High Tide in Tucson by Barbara Kingsolver:

" 'So what?' life asked, and went on whirling recklessly around me. . . . Be still, and the world is bound to turn herself inside out to entertain you. Everywhere you look, joyful noise is clanging to drown out quiet desperation. The choice is, draw the blinds and shut it out, or believe. What to believe in, exactly, may never turn out to be half as important as the daring act of belief. A willingness to participate in sunlight, and the color red. An agreement to enter into a conspiracy with life on behalf of both frog and snake, the predator and the prey, in order to come away changed."


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