Author: Hamlet (---.ph.ph.cox.net)
Date: 08-13-05 01:33
The former post was removed because it was off topic, and thus a violation of our Great Books & Classics spirit. We are migrating to
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and booksliterature.com Great Books forums. These are Great Books sites, and we prefer posts along the following
Henry David Thoreau
Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.
My contribution to the world is my ability to draw. I will draw as
much as I can for as many people as I can for as long as I can. Drawing is
still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings
together man and the world. It lives through magic.
Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore,
So do our minutes hasten to their end;
Each changing place with that which goes before,
In sequent toil all forwards do contend.
Nativity, once in the main of light,
Crawls to maturity, wherewith being crown\'d,
Crooked eclipses \'gainst his glory fight,
And Time that gave doth now his gift confound.
Time doth transfix the flourish set on youth
And delves the parallels in beauty\'s brow,
Feeds on the rarities of nature\'s truth,
And nothing stands but for his scythe to mow:
And yet to times in hope, my verse shall stand.
Praising thy worth, despite his cruel hand.
My old drama coach used to say, \'Don\'t just do something, stand there.\'
Gary Cooper wasn\'t afraid to do nothing.