Thursday, January 17, 2008

if we know nothing of blood

Who was it who said that to be truly happy one must think about death for at least five minutes every day?

Here's your five minutes: Joe Wilkins' Of Blood and Bone in this month's Orion Magazine.

Not a bad way to get the job done. At all.


patrick said...

I've never heard that quote before, but as you might have read in my flickr post the other day, in the special feature included on the DVD of the film Paris je t'aime, one of the twenty-one directors (each of whom were asked to make five-minute vignettes which comprise the film) remarked, "five minutes might be the rest of your life."

And for the record, it took me about five minutes to write that very long sentence!

anniemcq said...

"the hard and wonderful way of things".

Thanks for the great tip - it was just perfect.

I, Rodius said...

Sounds like Hagakure, but I don't think happiness was part of the equation for the samurai, only honor.

Have I mentioned how much I loved Ghost Dog?

Word verification: riose. If that's not a word, it should be.

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