by Gilda Davidian

I read Reborn, excerpts from Susan Sontag’s journals and notebooks from 1947-1963 about a year ago, and I love going back to leaf through it and hear Sontag’s voice mature and her life change through the documented years. Reading Reborn made me feel closer to the flame of life. Sontag’s spirit, strength and passion are clearly channeled through her vibrant opinions and emotions.

I recently came across this post on the Creatures of Comfort blog (which is a daily stop for me) that had a few quotes by Sontag (including the one above) from the New York Times. The quote rekindled my love for not just her writing, but for her way of thinking. Read more about Sontag and her life HERE.