Neat Things I read on Nov. 16.

Dear Readers 🙂

I have to stop by the library today and pick up another collection of Jack Gilbert poems, so today’s final quote is a recycled one many of you liked, but it goes well with the other one, which I did discover just this morning. Here’s a quote or two from my daily reading:

“Vigil could smell the apocalypse coming, and he’d tried to warn his runners. ‘There are two goddesses in your heart,’ he told them. ‘The Goddess of Wisdom and the Goddess of Wealth. Everyone thinks they need to get wealth first, and wisdom will come. So they concern themselves with chasing money. But they have it backwards. You have to give your heart to the Goddess of Wisdom, give her all your love and attention, and the Goddess of Wealth will become jealous, and follow you.’ Ask nothing from your running, in other words, and you’ll get more than you ever imagined.” —from “Born To Run” by Christopher McDougall.

Come to think of it, I bet the same principle applies to dance. Anyway, here’s y’all’s second quote from my morning reading, which goes well with all that:

“Think, they say patiently, we could make you famous again. Let me fall in love one last time, I beg them. Teach me mortality, frighten me into the present. Help me to find the heft of these days. That the nights will be full enough and my heart feral.”
—from “I Imagine The Gods” by Jack Gilbert

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