Thursday, June 27, 2013

the human heart in conflict with itself

We spent our time after dinner last night listening to William Faulkner's acceptance speech for his 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature.

You can read it or listen to it here: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1949/faulkner-speech.html

Not only does "the human heart in conflict with itself" make for great literature, but it makes for great moments in life. I reflected on difficult decisions that I have made; some have helped to define me, some I have learned from, some I was proud of, and some I wish that I could take back. I have regrets, but I am not weighed down by them.  I have triumphs, but they probably aren't meaningful to anyone else.

If you life was a book, what kind would it be?

No comments: