literature is asking us to pay attention

“From the simplest lyric to the most complex novel, literature is asking us to pay attention. Pay attention to the frog. Pay attention to the west wind. Pay attention to the boy on the raft, the lady on the tower, the old man on the train. In sum, pay attention to the world and all that dwells therein and thereby learn at last to pay attention to yourself and all that dwells therein.”
― Frederick Buechner
Thank you to Claudia Cummins, whose gorgeous First Sip blog is among my most-treasured daily reads, for sharing this quote with me.

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4 Comments

  1. Posted May 29, 2015 at 4:22 am | Permalink

    I love First Sip! This is a good one.

  2. Posted May 29, 2015 at 5:07 am | Permalink

    Excited to check out that blog!

  3. Posted May 29, 2015 at 7:01 am | Permalink

    Oh do I love this. Thank you.

  4. Posted June 1, 2015 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

    I love First Sip too. Thank you for sharing her blog and these words.