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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 #709 - In Action #InAction

08 Feb, 2016

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail off from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

"Only the ideas we actually live are of any value."

Hermann Hesse

For artists, there are two ways of living value, of putting things into action: in creation, and in self.

Some artists are good at one but not the other.

Actually, that's true of all people--those who are creative and fulfilled in work but not at home, and those for whom it is the opposite.

And yet, in some way, all aspects of our life are our work. Our life's work.

So I say: sail off in some way, somewhere, in some aspect of how you live.

If you can't dream/explore/discover in every direction, you certainly can in one direction.

And that one direction will make a lifetime of difference.

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