...the integrity of childhood,as the only resolution of the fatal dichotomy between the actual and the possible in human nature, and to its timelessness as the only answer to the challenge of time. -Rainer maria Rilke, from Letters to a young poet.
I was much more capable and confident of myself when I was younger. With each new day I find new ways in which I am less capable than I thought, and more likely to make mistakes the harder I try. At some point I hope to retire, pull weeds and dig holes to put pretty flowers in. No kidding.
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