Words of Wisdom from Salman Rushdie

Ovid was exiled from Rome and never allowed to return. However, his poetry outlived the Roman Empire.

I’m distressed by today’s news of an attack on author Salman Rushdie and fervently hope for his full recovery. I heard him speak in person about five years ago and it was an hour well spent. One thing he said that sticks with me:

Ovid was exiled from Rome and never allowed to return. However, his poetry outlived the Roman Empire.

I believe that’s something to ponder today.

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Author: thedamari

I live in Missouri, a more beautiful place than many realize. I love writing, reading, walking, bicycling, and making lists. I’ve written poetry since I was seven. A few years ago I branched out into short fiction and memoir pieces. I also perpetually have a novel in progress. My brain pursues ideas at a brisk pace, wandering all over the map. This blog represents one of my efforts to keep up with it.

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