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    Monday
    May202013

    The grand scheme of a life....

    "The grand scheme of a life, maybe (just maybe), is not about knowing or not knowing, choosing or not choosing. Perhaps what is truly known can't be described by creativity or logic, science or art, but perhaps it can be described by the most authentic and meaningful combination of the two: poetry.

    "As Robert Frost wrote, "a poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It is never a thought to begin with."

    "I recommend the following course of action for those who are just beginning their careers, or for those, like me, who may be recovering, midway through: heed the words of Robert Frost. Start with a big, fat lump in your throat, start with a profound sense of wrong, a deep homesickness, or crazy lovesickness, and run with it. If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve. Do what you love, and don't stop until you get what you love. Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities, don't compromise and don't waste time. Start now. Not 20 years from now, not two weeks from now. Now."

    Note from Dennis: I did not write this. I found it somewhere on the Internet and thought it important to share. I would love to know who did write this, so if you know could you please share that information? Thanks.

    Follow up: One of our readers has identified the quote as belonging to Debbie Millman, artist, designer, philosoper teacher extraordinaire. Many thanks, M. for the assist!

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