Sunday, January 1, 2012

...And In With the New

For those of us worried about the character of our time and our people, slow conversion to the loveliness of things is the task at hand. So much to do, so many bad ideas, so many neglected fences and overgrown windbreaks, so much overgrazed pasture, so many used and discarded persons. Each idea needs replacing, each fence mending, each windbreak pruning, each pasture fallowing, each person restoring, but we’re in it for the long game, we need to think in terms of centuries, not years; of cathedral (re)building, not petition signing. And the long game ahead needs the conversion of our loves, our advertence to the loveliness of the real.

-from this article on website Front Porch Republic.

Happy New Year my friends. Stay tuned for art, sketches and a sneak-peek at Zita 2!


Charlotte (Waltzing Matilda) said...

What an interesting quote to ponder. I just wanted to say that you have some new Zita fans here (you can see in this post) and they are excited for the sequel. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Ben Hatke said...

Thanks Charlotte! I love thinking about kids reading that book on Christmas.

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Nice quote. Happy New Year to all the Hatkes

j'aime said...

lovely thought. here's to restoring beauty.