09 August, 2013
Quotable Friday (15)
Recently, I've been dipping into a book called 'Landscape into Literature'. It's an anthology, edited by KayDunbar, of short essays by writers on the subject of landscape and how it fits into the things they read and write. It's a lovely little book - a celebration of (mostly) British literature and countryside. The thing that struck me most though, was the description of one of the contributors, Ronald Blythe.
These are his own words and they are very simple, and yet there is something beautiful about them. It's perhaps my favourite single line of characterisation ever - perhaps because I feel as if it describes me better than I could ever describe myself.
"He longed to be lost but he couldn't bear not to be found."