Thursday, December 17, 2020

Quote of the Day (Meghan O'Rourke, on How ‘Everything Natural to Us Must Be Learned’)

“Everything natural to us must be learned.
The broken laugh, the branching glance,
the wood beneath the green, embarking skin.
“The light of the mind is red. It is a red street,
and a cold home stands at its darkening end,
toward which foxes run through clicking leaves.”— American poet, nonfiction writer and critic Meghan O'Rourke, “Hunt,” in The New Yorker, Sept. 11, 2006, reprinted in Halflife: Poems (2007)

(The image accompanying this post is a photo of Ms. O’Rourke taken at the 2011 Texas Book Festival, Austin, Texas, Oct. 22, 2011, by Larry D. Moore, under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.)

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