Friday, October 23, 2009

What is Better than Wisdoom? Woman. And What is Better than a Good Woman? Nothing

This link and post is not exactly related to rejection, except for the sentence that reads:
Perhaps because these new ideas originated with a grandmother who had spent half her life as a homemaker, or perhaps because they challenge critical tradition, they have met with skepticism and rejection from many in the literary establishment, with a few exceptions. But Cullen, who holds a master's degree, is intently serious about her concern that Chaucer and his works will soon be relegated to the backwaters of academia.
Anyway, I love Chaucer, and I think it's a sweet, if rather Catholic, story.  When's the last time you read Canterbury Tales? Father of English Poetry, and all.


Henry Pelifian said...

Rejection is a matter of opinion and opinion changes like the wind. So one ought to consider rejection as another wind like an unfavorable cold biting wind, but wind nonetheless. Sometimes there is that gentle and warm wind called a breeze where rejection turns to acceptance, which is another opinion.

Henry David Thoreau was considered by some to be a failure and possibly a bum wandering about the countryside almost every afternoon in his lifetime. That was an opinion. Now, he looms as a literary giant and to some a political giant. His favorable winds came over one hundred years later and now his permanence appears unshakable.

Maybe rejection is nothing more than unfavorable winds or like being in the doldrums. Thoreau's answer was to keep wandering through the forests, keep writing and never let the opinion of others be his guide. When crossing treacherous terrain your own counsel is in the end your only true guide.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, I was just reading Chaucer a couple of weeks ago. Wife of Bath's Prologue. My favorite. But this link doesn't seem to be functioning. Can you fix it? I'm curious to see this story.

Writer, Rejected said...

fixed the link...thnx