Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The mind tries to live

The mind tries to live by the artificial structure of the world, 
but the body will have none of it, holding to primeval forces.  
People try to be all mind...
this has gone so far that now... 
the earth itself is but an idea.  
As animal, man has suffered from this and degenerated... 
The only hope and consolation is the perception of beauty, 
the revelation today of that which was God.
~ Harlan Hubbard
from his journal, written in 1937 
Quoted here from "Harlan Hubbard - Live and Work"
by Wendell Berry