Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Poetry of Youth

"He feared his maturity as it grew upon him, with its ripe thought, its skill, its finished art; yet which lacked the poetry of boyhood to make living a full end of life. Physically he was young yet; but his changeful and mortal soul was ageing quicker than his body--going to die before it, like most of ours." - Seven Pillars of Wisdom, by T.E. Lawrence

The above is a quote that really resonates with me. It pretty much sums up the role of writing in my life. It restores and maintains the poetry of living. T.E. Lawrence expressed this idea so beautifully that for me to write anymore will probably just lessen the impact of his skillfully crafted words.

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