Sunday, October 21, 2007

A lonely walker's tale

[ From the literature network ]

Good Hours

"I HAD for my winter evening walk--
No one at all with whom to talk,
But I had the cottages in a row
Up to their shining eyes in snow.
And I thought I had the folk within:
I had the sound of a violin;
I had a glimpse through curtain laces
Of youthful forms and youthful faces.
I had such company outward bound.
I went till there were no cottages found.
I turned and repented, but coming back
I saw no window but that was black.
Over the snow my creaking feet
Disturbed the slumbering village street
Like profanation, by your leave,
At ten o'clock of a winter eve."

-Robert Frost

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Good quote

"Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic."
- Dave Barry

Couldn't agree more. If you're afraid to experiment, prefer to be a conformist, and have no strong opinions of your own, chances are that you'll end up being an obscure, insignificant also-ran.