WRD 103: Composition & Rhetoric I: Winter Quarter 2014 Rotating Header Image

Compassion, empathy, and reading

This is interesting, in light of our discussion last week on compassion, empathy, and reading:
“In that sense, literature is Eucharistic. You take somebody else’s suffering into your body and you’re changed by it, you’re made larger by their pain. You come to understand pain in a way that maybe otherwise you wouldn’t.” — Mary Karr (via pegsix)