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“There is a difference between one and another hour of life in their authority and subsequent effect. Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual. Yet there is a depth in those brief moments which constrains us to ascribe more reality to them than to all other experiences.”

                                      -Ralph Waldo Emerson, “The Over-Soul”
(The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson, edited by Brooks Atkinson, Modern Library, 2000)


“You dream in English now
proper English, look how
you’re just the same as me.”



“Search into the depths of Things: there, irony never descends—and when you arrive at the edge of greatness, find out whether this way of perceiving the world arises from a necessity of your being.”

—Rainer Maria Rilke (Letter Two, excerpt)

(Letters to a Young Poet, translation by Stephen Mitchell, Random House, 1984)