Writing about Reaching Out and Solace

Writing about Reaching Out and Solace
Writing about Reaching Out and Solace

In going on with reading and writing over the weekend, I found great solace in these words by Natsume Sōseki, in the opening lines of his Kusamakura:

If you grow by reason, you grow rough-edged; if you choose to dip your oar into sentiment’s stream, it will sweep you away. Demanding your own way only serves to constrain you. However you look at it, the human world is not an easy place to live.

And when its difficulties intensify, you find yourself longing to leave that world and dwell in some easier one–and then, when you understand at last that difficulties will dog you wherever you may live, this is when poetry and art are born.

I am holding these words close to my heart.

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    i love this quote. thanks for liking my post. this is perfect reading for christmas day. thanks.

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