Savage and beautiful

The Great Affair

The great affair, the love affair with life,
is to live as variously as possible,
to groom one’s curiosity like a high-spirited thoroughbred,
climb aboard, and gallop over the thick, sun-struck hills every day.

Where there is no risk, the emotional terrain is flat and unyielding,
and, despite all its dimensions, valleys, pinnacles, and detours,
life will seem to have none of its magnificent geography, only a length.

It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery,
but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.

– Diane Ackermann


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One Comment

  1. Posted March 16, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful. Savage and beautiful indeed.