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Since 1998 I've been sending out these reflections first thing each week--one or more quotes plus my thoughts about the intersections and contradictions. They're archived here back to 2002, and a new one is posted every Monday morning. Dialogue is still welcome . . .

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Quote #832 - #Starting #Working #PlantingSeeds

16 Jul, 2018


"Nothing will work unless you do."
Maya Angelou

"The secret of getting ahead is starting. The starting of getting started is breaking your tasks into smaller manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one."
Mark Twain

"Don't judge each day by the harvest that you reap but by the seeds that you plant."
Robert Louis Stevenson

Pure motivation.
With good reason.
It may be the middle of summer but
The tasks before us
Can only afford so much
Summer fun.

Oh yes, we need rest

We cannot afford to be complacent about anything
That has not (yet) been lost.
We also cannot afford to sink into despair.

Those who would bring our country back into its infancy are
Never completely relaxing
At social dinners
At country clubs
(Even golf is transactional
A game for making inside outside deals).

We need to be taking actions--
Small private conversations
By phone
By computer
But mostly by person to person--
Large collective demonstrations
To keep the power-players on their toes
To let them know they are never completely behind closed doors.

We must continue to make our individual lives
The best we can make them at each given moment
And help those we love do the same
And at the same time help all we are deprived and persecuted
As we bare-knuckle try to hold on to the vision
Of the country founded on liberty and justice for all,
The country that even with its worst failures at that venture
And its greatest imperfections
Has not been in such dire peril
Since the Civil War.

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