Earth and Sea

In the last book of Ursula LeGuin’s Earthsea Trilogy, the protagonist muses, “When I was young, I had to choose between the life of being and the life of doing.  And I lept at the latter like a trout to a fly.  But each deed you do, each act, binds you to itself and its consequences, and makes you act again and yet again.  Then very seldom do you come upon a space, a time like this, between act and act, when you may stop and simply be, or wonder who, after all, you are.”

I think about that saying more often than I care to admit.  Lately, I prefer to just keep busy, but the mind wanders…


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