Thursday, October 15, 2009

Splash du Jour: Thursday

A novel, like a myth, teaches us to see the world differently; it shows us how to look into our own hearts and to see our world from a perspective that goes beyond our own self-interest. If professional religious leaders cannot instruct us in mythical lore, our artists and creative writers can perhaps step into this priestly role and bring fresh insight to our lost and damaged world.
-- Karen Armstrong --

Have a great Thursday!


Jeane said...

And this is exactly why I love reading. Beautiful quote! Thanks for sharing it.

Melwyk said...

What a fantastic quote! This is so similar to so much that I've been reading over the past few weeks. Thanks.

Cipriano said...

I am still reeling from that evening of listening to this woman speak to us all.
She has great wisdom mingled with compassion and gentleness.
I encourage you, Jeane & Melanie, keep an eye open for Karen Armstrong's memoirs....... terrific reading!