Thursday, April 18, 2013


Reshaping life! People who can say that they have never understood a thing about life—they have never felt its breath, its heartbeat—however much they have seen or done. They look on it as a lump of raw material that needs to be processed by them, to be ennobled by their touch. But life is never a material, a substance to be molded. If you want to know, life is the principle of self-renewal, it is constantly renewing and remaking and changing and transfiguring itself, it is infinitely beyond your or my obtuse theories about it. 
—Boris Pasternak, "Doctor Zhivago" 

Image: Tadashi Namba, "Mount Hiei," Japan, 1986
Text and image found on Parabola's FB page.

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