My dear friend Steven Epperson read my translation of Peter Handke’s “To Duration” this morning while walking to work. Here his response:
To the reader of To Duration,
A recommendation: Read it out loud, on foot
under an overcast Monday morning sky
as you walk from home to work.
Be advised: you may find yourself weeping
In recognition of life fleeting, durable and deep.
He named it, wrote it, spoke it.
Thank you for bringing To Duration
To my tongue, my heart.
Go well, and thanks, Steven
Rev. Dr. Steven Epperson
Unitarian Church of Vancouver
溫哥華尋道會– Vancouver Xundaohui – “Seekers of the Way”