November 25th, 2002

krazy kat

That. And other things.

"Until one is committed

there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back,

always ineffectiveness.

Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation),

there is one elementary truth,

the ignorance of which kills countless ideas

and splendid plans:

that the moment one definitely commits oneself,

the Providence moves too.

All sorts of things occur to help one

that would never otherwise have occurred.

A whole stream of events issues from the decision,

raising in one's favor all manner

of unforeseen incidents and meetings

and material assistance,

which no man could have dreamt

would have come his way.

I have learned a deep respect

for one of Goethe's couplets:

'Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.

Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.'"

-- From the Scottish Himalayan Expedition

My, what big eyes you have!
My, what big eyes you have!
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