These are the poems, writings and musings of Michael R. Martin. Here you will find recent writings, and poems dragged up from many years ago. Cedar Eden refers to the name of my Adirondack Homestead.
Friday, February 23, 2007
One should never direct people towards happiness, because happiness too is an idol of the market-place. One should direct them towards mutual affection. A beast gnawing at its prey can be happy too, but only human beings can feel affection for each other, and this is the highest achievement they can aspire to.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Soviet writer, Nobel Peace Prize winner