Tuesday, November 10, 2015

What is Water?

Choose how you construct meaning   
if not you will be hosed.

Worship beauty, feel ugly 
worship power, feel weak  
worship smart, feel stupid  

on the verge of being 

found out, unconscious  
gnawing sense of lost truth:

This is water. This is water
and it commences now.

Found poem by Mary Bast
(From David Foster Wallace’s commencement address
to graduates of Kenyon College, 2005)

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