Friday, September 26, 2008

Which Is It?

In his novella, Legends of the Fall, Jim Harrison wrote,

"Some people hear their own inner voices with great clearness. And they live by what they hear. Such people become crazy... or they become legend."

After contemplating the story of Robert Kearns (and my own life), I wonder how in the hell you tell the difference. Maybe, if you hear those voices clearly enough, you don't doubt. You just do.

If you go crazy, you aren't likely to realize how you got there. Come to think of it, it's probably about the same if you become legend.


kario said...

And some people oscillate between the two. I'm thinking it doesn't matter much. Either way, it's important to surround yourself with those who love and understand you.

Consider me one of them....

Michelle O'Neil said...

: )

Carrie Wilson Link said...

You know what they say about the line between genius and insanity? Same thing.

Fully Becoming a "Legend"