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Excerpt from “At a Country Funeral” by Wendell Berry

September 11, 2012 Leave a comment

What we owe the future
is not a new start, for we can only begin
with what has happened. We owe the future
the past, the long knowledge
that is the potency of time to come.
That makes of a man’s grave a rich furrow.

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The Dream of Quoting Wendell Berry at the Rotary Club Meeting

September 16, 2011 3 comments

During her speech, the nutritionist had said
we can only begin with where we are
speaking of a gradual reduction of fried chicken in our diet

When question time came I rose and asked:
Were you consciously evoking Wendell Berry’s
line we can only begin with what has happened

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