Monday, April 23, 2012

The Phoenix Will Rise


“If you cannot remember or imagine what it is to lie down finally and wait for an end – that or deliverance; if you cannot consciously feel the pull of your wretched past or the pitiful attempts at a carefully planned life for yourself, there can be no windows or answering tools with which to say ‘this is so’ or ‘this is why.’ And there is no joy, no secret part of your thoughts that can exalt at simple pleasures, simple achievements. You must be fired in adversity, greatly torn, to take any satisfaction in having lived. Pity the poor who’ve never fallen, never lost; the sum of their losing now can be pitifully small and a great price for them alone.”  ~  Charles Ricehill (False Spring, 1974)

2 comments:

get fit together said...

I am wondering if you can tell me more about this image. Who are these men? What are they doing? Why are they there?

Changeseeker said...

I don't know, GFT. The graphics I choose for this blog are sometimes selected because of the feeling they call up in me. The questions you ask are some of the ones that need to be asked. One question I always bring up is: "What has to be done to a human being to put what you see in their eyes?"