Sunday, August 25, 2013

From Paper and Ink: To be loved

"In uncertainty I am certain that underneath their topmost layers of frailty men want to be good and want to be loved. Indeed, most of their vices are attempted short cuts to love.When a man comes to die, no matter what his talents and influence and genius, if he dies unloved his life must be a failure to him and his dying a cold horror.  It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure to the world."- John Steinbeck, East of Eden

Image: Dorothea Lange. 'Riley Savage, Toquerville, Utah' 1953

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