2 thoughts on “a voice far beyond singing

  1. Oh, I have always loved this quote, and the larger piece from which it’s been extracted. I also find encouragement and admonishment, both, in this additional passage from the same text: “[T]his harping on life’s dulness and man’s meanness is a loud profession of incompetence; it is one of two things: the cry of the blind eye, I CANNOT SEE, or the complaint of the dumb tongue, I CANNOT UTTER.”

    • I’m not surprised at all that you also love this quote, Melodye! I simply adore it, and I’m in full agreement with Stevenson in the passage you’ve included here. It is a blindness to be unable to discover the miraculous within the mundane, and even the most wretched have within them a spark of the divine. More than ever today, we need to see by the light of poetry – and hold fast to joy. xoxo

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