some Dillard

I've been doing a lot of re-reading and quote jotting while I work on my Thesis paper. A great portion come from one of my new favorite authors (thanks Shauna), Annie Dillard. Here's a little sample, and food for thought..
(She went to Hollins College...did I already mention that to you?)

I would like to learn, or remember, how to live. I come to Hollins Pond not so much to learn how to live as, frankly, to forget about it. That is, I don't think I can learn from a wild animal how to live in particular...but I might learn something of mindlessness, something of the purity of living in the physical senses and the dignity of living without bias or motive.

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