Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thought for the Day: Adrienne Rich on Living Split

It is an extremely painful way to live—split between a publicly acceptable persona, and a part of yourself that you perceive as the essential, the creative and powerful self, yet also as possibly unacceptable, perhaps even monstrous.

Adrienne Rich, On Lies, Secrets, and Silence (NY: W.W. Norton, 1979), p. 175.