Thursday, June 9, 2011

Quote of the day...

Quote of the day, from Ta-Nehisi Coates (emphasis mine):

I think that when you are lucky enough to write in a prominent place, there's some sense that you must not just represent your own views, but those of your comrades in struggle...

But the salient point, for me, is to always write first, and represent second. To do it in reverse, would result in a poorly written mush of liberal complaint which would, I assure you, represent no one well.

Good food for thought... 

Write first, represent second. 

I know I often feel pressure to represent Pagan Friends somehow.  (As if I could.)

2 comments:

Hystery said...

I'm pretty sure I almost never represent Pagan Friends very well although I am called to do so often enough. It reminds me of being asked to represent women, mothers, college teachers, or Star Trek fans. This also happens often enough, and also without much chance that my experiences will resonate broadly with others in my category. Personal authenticity strikes me as the only choice we have.

sta┼Ťa said...

(I can't believe I never replied to your comment.)

Friend, thee speaks my mind.