Wednesday, November 29, 2023

"A Hidden Life"

This extraordinary and timely film was brought to my attention at Ordinary Plots: Meditations on Poems + Verse.  Our public library had a copy of the DVD.

The following appeared at the end of the film:

“The growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.” – George Eliot, Middlemarch.

1 comment:

37paddington said...

That is a beautiful and profound quote about this earth school we share. I had not heard it before but will not now forget it, as I have long believed its sentiment to be entirely true.