I’ve been reading Baldwin’s piece, Letter From a Region in My Mind, this morning and was struck by the power of this quote. This isn’t the first time that I’ve read it, having read this article before, and the first part of the quote is widely used. But the second part is incredibly important as well. We must take time to reflect and have considered conversation and speech rather than focus on the quip or witticism. This behavior breaks us down and limits our possibilities, in effect limiting our self-expression which in turn limits our life.
I paired this with one of my favorite shots from a winter trip I took to Shenandoah. This is a misty path that we all walk at some time in our lives.
Read the entirety here: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1962/11/17/letter-from-a-region-in-my-mind