Thursday, August 7, 2008

The real work

It may be that when we no longer know what to do
we have come to our real work,

and that when we no longer know which way to go
we have come to our real journey.

The mind that is not baffled is not employed.

The impeded stream is the one that sings.

--Wendell Berry

Wonderful Wendell Berry. There's a limpid wisdom in his which can only come from a long time of "employment" of his own. How great that we don't have to move from success to success, but only to keep moving forward in honesty and openness. Notice the rock in our stream and find a way around it. Lovely perspective!


Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Very wise indeed. How would we grow without obstacles?

FranIAm said...

I am sending you so many prayers, gratitude and love for this.

These words will be printed and kept in view at all times!