Not so long ago, Lost Convos was nothing more than a jumbled mass of notes in my Gmail draft folder. Tonight, I deleted everything that no longer sounded like truth.
Two quotes survived.
1. From Andrew Solomon's speech, Advice for Young Writers:
"It is only by living in the world that you acquire the ability to represent it. ... If you can give language to experiences previously starved for it, you can make the world a better place."
2. From an article titled, On the Desire to Change the World (I):
"The problem with the world today isn't that we lack good ideas. We have great, sound, beautiful, enlightened ideas to last us a hundred generations. Enough new books! We don't have to work stuff out. We have to make what we already know very well more effective out there."
The messages are in slight opposition - is there more to say, or isn't there? - but I'm generally a fan of the middle way. So I'll post those great and sound and beautiful and enlightened ideas that already exist, and then I'll try to caption them for the Internet.
Let's get started.
Rumi: Keep knocking, and the joy inside
will eventually open a window
and look out to see who’s there.