July 7, 2013 by Jan Stone
Today on the Brain Pickings blog, the lead story is about Adrienne Rich. She was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1997 and famously declined it in protest of the government threatening to end funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.
But she is one brilliant woman when you can pull a quote like this from her work: “We can count on so few people to go that hard way with us.” She believed in the dignity of love, and wrote about it often. The words are no less true today. And worth reviewing because trust and love may be the hardest things two people can achieve honestly and too often the last thing they think is important.
“I don’t think we can separate love from overall human dignity and hope,” is another profoundly honest and fundamental truth.
We hope you can spend some time with her today. And if you actually learn something, your life and those around you assuredly will be better for the wisdom she shares.