The Life of Liz

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. ~Anne Frank

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Does anyone have the foggiest idea what sort of power
we so blithely invoke?

Or, as I suspect, does no one believe a word of it?

The churches are children playing on the floor

with their chemistry sets, mixing up a batch of TNT
to kill a Sunday morning.

It is madness to wear ladies' straw hats and velvet hat to church;
we should all be wearing crash helmets.
Ushers should issue life preservers and signal flares;

they should lash us to our pews.

~Annie Dillard


Marissa March 4, 2010 at 9:15:00 AM MST  

I LOVE this quote and I LOVE Annie Dillard.

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