Tag Archive: wendell berry

“Everyday you have less reason not to give yourself away”: A Seattle School commencement address

I had the great honor of being chosen to speak at my school’s commencement ceremony.  The following is the speech that I gave: Commencement Speech The Seattle School ~ June 23, 2012 Today… Continue reading

Wendell Berry quote

even if we all agreed with all the saints and prophets, all would not be fine. for we would still be mortal, partial, suffering poor creatures, not very intelligent and never the authors… Continue reading

Wendell Berry, from “The Sabbath Poems”

No, no, there is no going back. Less and less you are that possibility you were. More and more you have become those lives and deaths that have belonged to you. You have… Continue reading

Wendell Berry, “What We Need Is Here”

geese appear high over us, pass, and the sky closes. abandon, as in love or sleep, holds them to their way, clear in the ancient faith: what we need is here. and we… Continue reading

Wendell Berry on community (from Jayber Crow)

what they came together for was to acknowledge, just by coming, their losses and failures and sorrows, their need for comfort, their faith always needing to be greater, their wish (in spite of… Continue reading

Wendell Berry on Grief (from Jayber Crow)

when these blows fall into life, life contains them somehow and keeps on going. on grief : wendell berry, jayber crow

Wendell Berry on education (from Jayber Crow)

the university thought of itself as a place of freedom for thought and study and experimentation, and maybe it was, in a way. but it was an island too, a floating or flying… Continue reading

Wendell Berry on presence (from Jayber Crow)

I belonged, even defiantly, to what I remembered, and not to the place where I was. on presence : wendell berry, jayber crow

Wendell Berry, “NOTICE” (from Jayber Crow)

In wendell berry’s jayber crow: “Persons attempting to find a ‘text’ in this book will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a ‘subtext’ in it will be banished; persons attempting to explain, interpret,… Continue reading

Wendell Berry, “Like the Water”

like the water of a deep stream, love is always too much. we did not make it. though we drink till we burst, we cannot have it all, or want it all. in… Continue reading