Saturday, September 01, 2007

To Savor the World or to Save It...

is the title of a poem by the Rev. Richard S. Gilbert and was inspired by this E.B. White quote, which is now part of my email signature.

"It's hard to know when to respond to the seductiveness of the world and when to respond to its challenge. If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I rise in the morning torn between the desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." E.B. White

1 comment:

Comrade Kevin said...

I'm reminded of this quote by Emerson: "You shall have joy, or you shall have power, said God; you shall not have both."