Words for Sunday: Attention Writers and Everyone Else: "We Must Be Willing to Risk"

"Much as we may wish it otherwise, reality seldom comes to us simple, logical, all of a piece. (A human being) is an animal, we must say if we are honest, but (we are) also more than animal. In honesty we must say that too. If we are determined to speak the plain sense of our experience, we must be willing to risk the charge of speaking what often sounds like nonsense."

--from Frederick Buechner's spiritual writings, collected in Listening to Your Life, compiled and edited by George Connor

(NB: parentheses mine to make the quote gender inclusive; forgive me, I couldn't not)

1 comment:

CitricSugar said...

Great quote.

And I appreciate your inclusivity! :-)