Wild & Precious Life

a collection of beautiful words…..

Tag: existential

Nelson Mandela

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.

Excerpt from Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy

The truth about the world, he said, is that anything is possible. Had you not seen it all from birth and thereby bled it of its strangeness it would appear to you for what it is, a hat trick in a medicine show, a fevered dream, a trance bepopulate with chimeras having neither analogue nor precedent, an itinerant carnival, a migratory tentshow whose ultimate destination after many a pitch in many a mudded field is unspeakable and calamitous beyond reckoning.