Thursday, February 21, 2008

Naked I came into the world

At the intersection of two posts, Julius Caesar was wrong and The lawful responsibility of time, lies the opening to the fictional journal of Cass Mastern, the spiritual gravity of center in Robert Penn Warren, All the King's Men (1946):

North GeorgiaI was born in a log cabin in north Georgia, in circumstances of poverty, and if in later years I have lain soft and supped from silver, may the Lord not let die in my heart the knowledge of frost and of coarse diet. for all men come naked into the world, and in prosperity "man is prone to evil as the sparks fly upward."

Photo: Creek near Ellijay, Georgia


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