As drops of water fall, slow, steady, in random processions upon the dark gray concrete block of the year, they tick and tock, each bringing with it a reminder of the importance of reality as it is. The universe is waiting, always. Do it already.
“One of my persistent worries about our own time is that we may be squandering a good bit of rich heritage through processes of organized ‘forgetting,’ a climate of opinion that encourages presentism rather than a historical perspective that reminds us that we are always boats moving against the current, ‘borne back ceaselessly into the past,’ in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s memorable words from The Great Gatsby. This historic recognition should not occasion resentment or dour heaviness; rather, it should instill gratitude. As this book drew to a close, I realized that it was no culminating magnum opus — few books are — but, rather, a contribution to the shared memory of our time and place. And that is enough.”
~Jean Bethke Elshtain, from the preface of Sovereignty: God, State, and Self
“If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.”
Brings to mind Steven Pressfield’s advice that one had better go ahead and write the book she wishes she could be reading. When will some wholehearted, down ass g’s put that into practice in the hip-hop sphere? #PrimaDhamma