Close your eyes and take heart

“The surface of the earth is soft and impressible by the feet of men; and so with the paths which the mind travels. How worn and dusty, then, must be the highways of the world, how deep the ruts of tradition and conformity.”
-Thoreau, Walden

north central Iowa (July 2011)

north central Iowa (July 2011)

“My heroes are the people who do manage to climb out, whose hearts are beating out of their chests, who sometimes can barely take a breath they are so afraid, and still, every day, they climb out and make their own path. Are these not the truly blessed people of the world? If you are out there and reading this, close your eyes and take heart.  Do not cry for your life, as you are radiant. The wind will come and fetch you, and carry you home and the angels will sing to you along the way.”
-Jon Katz, “The Authentic Life: How Deep the Ruts of Tradition,”, 19 January 2012.

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