William Eggleston

William Eggleston

Outpouring anger toward
a thing, gives that thing more life --
interrupt it.
Depositing joy upon
a thing, brands that thing worthy --

Anger and joy are close close
companions; both perform to
the same audience. Joy shimmers
as we give it away, while

anger, "therein works a
miracle in nature," 
is given harshest to
those closest to us.
"Tread softly..." and unload
joy generously.


- poem mailed to Texas this week - 
video on YouTube