The Writer Philip Gerard
“I believe in the writer as a witness to evil, as a reporter of injustice, as a chronicler of human compassion, even on occasion of greatness, as one whose skills illuminate the Truth with a capital T, without irony. I believe it is the job of the writer to put into words what is worst – and also what is best – about us. To light up our possibilities, discover the finest lives to which we can aspire, and to inspire our readers to greatness of soul and heart.”
Nicely said, eh? I found his essay on living in Hurricanelandia and liked it; then found more of his fine work at his website. Several of the essays on his bibliography have hyperlinks so you can read the full thing.
I mentioned I read to adults at the library where I’ll work? I’m going to treat them to some Philip Gerard.
(photo credit of Hurricane Katrina to gisuser.com)