For A and J
Plato wrote in his Phaedrus that the ‘first prophecies were the words of an oak’ and that those who lived at that time found it rewarding enough to ‘listen to an oak or a stone, so long as it was telling the truth’.
After reading only five of Montaigne’s essays for MARS this semester, I’ve taken up the task of writing my own modern essay. The fact that I’m taking time to write a personal essay on a personal blog in the 21st century is an incredible extension of Montaigne’s own work in itself. 1,015 more words