Sunday, May 10, 2015

Quote: Martin Prechtel

“Only those who take their chances with life and live integrally without a big safety net have known the kind of deep felt loss and grief that end up being able to praise the best. They are the poets driven by life’s grief. Those are the ones by whom we most need to be blessed, because their ability to praise is a form of contagious wealth in and of itself; their blessings are powerful beyond some simple liturgical metaphor. Their magic is ratified by a diploma in the trials of reality as negotiated by the bravery that is love on a daily basis.”
- Martín Prechtel, The Smell of Rain on Dust: Grief and Praise, 2015,
North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, Ca

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