“ He couldn’t remember who it was who’d said that poetry was as essential to civilization as hot water. ”
Mortals by Norman Rush (via jedsundwall)
I don’t know the context surrounding this statement, but by itself, I really like this. It speaks to the idea that while poetry isn’t critical to life in the same way food is, it can nourish our kinder, better selves.
At least that is how I read it.
Thanks for sharing, Jed!