…been busy taking care of business with both mother and partner recovering from major surgeries. Everything is looking good. perhaps ironically my hermetic phase is pulled a bit by the demands but, as always, knowing in the final analysis very little about much at all, at the beginning of the day one can choose to serve. My insight is that most demands people come up with aren’t very demanding.

To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent persons
and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
to find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better,
whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.

–Ralph Waldo Emerson

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