Leaving the Seashore

I’ve finally finished reading The House By the Sea, which I previously mentioned here. Here’s another quote for the commonplace book:

For I was writing poems and I knew that in doing that I was serving something greater than myself, or at least other than myself. One does not “find oneself” by pursuing one’s self, but on the contrary by pursuing something else and learning through some discipline or routine (even the routine of making beds) who one is and wants to be.

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