lack of imagination makes us come to imagined places

March 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

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Is it lack of imagination that makes us come
to imagined places, not just stay at home?
Or could Pascal have been not entirely right
about just sitting quietly in one’s room?

Continent, city, country, society:
the choice is never wide and never free.
And here, or there . . . No. Should we have stayed at home,
wherever that may be?


Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979)

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