Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Earthseed: The Books of the Living

All that you touch
You Change.

All that you Change
Changes you.

The only lasting truth
is Change.

is Change.

that right there is probably the greatest thing i'd ever read, courtesy of Ms. Octavia E. Butler. She wrote it as part of a work of fiction (Parable of the Sower) but there is such essential truth in it. Within those 4 little lines is something that has terrified most people since the beginning of time: Change.

Almost everything that we fear represents change...our own death, the death of loved ones, loss of money, jobs, moving, breakups. on and on and on. Its all change. And how we adapt to it often speaks to our character and strength.

It is my goal to record within this blog all of the Earthseed verses that Octavia created (well more specifically, the ones that meant the most to me)...more for my own reference than anything else. I don't think any writing has had such a huge impact on my thinking in a very long time...

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