Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Because I Miss His Presence, His Utter Fucking Kindness, in the World

If you can think of times in your life that you’ve treated people with extraordinary decency and love, and pure uninterested concern, just because they were valuable as human beings. The ability to do that with ourselves. To treat ourselves the way we would treat a really good, precious friend. Or a tiny child of ours that we absolutely loved more than life itself. And I think it’s probably possible to achieve that. I think part of the job we’re here for is to learn how to do it. I know that sounds a little pious.

-- David Foster Wallace


Syd said...

Nice and very true.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Yes, I have a special fondness for DFW.

Bethany said...

beautiful quote. thank you.