sharon blackie

[…] after the First World War D. H. Lawrence embarked upon “a ‘savage pilgrimage’, in search of a more fulfilling mode of life than industrial Western civilisation could offer.” And indeed Lawrence, who was often as naive as he was wise, never came to understand that belonging is something that you create – an act of worship, almost – or maybe, these days, of contrition. He expected to find a place, ready-made, into which he could slot, and though he travelled the world, he never found it. And so he too, like so many of the characters in his books, became a wandering, rootless victim of Modernity
—  Sharon Blackie | DIGGING IN, and DIGGING DEEP: On place, belonging, and responsibility