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Day 299


It’s hard to believe to that tomorrow will be 300 days since I’ve started this whole journey. It is ironic, I suppose, that I discovered this poem today that really captures the essence of the journey our lives are to meant to be. It also speaks to the idea that the darkness that enters our lives is only what we imagine it to be – if we don’t invite it, it can’t exist. I just wanted to share it here and also keep it in a safe place for me to remember:

Ithaka by Constantin Cavafy

As you set out for Ithaka
hope your road is a long one,
full of adventure, full of discovery.
Laistrygonians, Cyclops,
angry Poseidon-don’t be afraid of them:
you’ll never find things like that on your way
as long as you keep your thoughts raised high,
as long as a rare excitement
stirs your spirit and your body.
Laistrygonians, Cyclops,
wild Poseidon-you won’t encounter them
unless you bring them along inside your soul,
unless your soul sets them up in front of you.

Hope your road is a long one.
May there be many summer mornings when,
with what pleasure, what joy,
you enter harbors you’re seeing for the first time;
may you stop at Phoenician trading stations
to buy fine things,
mother of pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
sensual perfume of every kind-
as many sensual perfumes as you can;
and may you visit many Egyptian cities
to learn and go on learning from their scholars.

Keep Ithaka always in your mind.
Arriving there is what you’re destined for.
But don’t hurry the journey at all.
Better if it lasts for years,
so you’re old by the time you reach the island,
wealthy with all you’ve gained on the way,
not expecting Ithaka to make you rich.
Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey.
Without her you wouldn’t have set out.
She has nothing left to give you now.

And if you find her poor, Ithaka won’t have fooled you.
Wise as you will have become, so full of experience,
you’ll have understood by then what these Ithakas mean.



“Laughter is inner jogging.”

~ Norman Cousins

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A Woman Fighting Cancer with Dance


I came across this today and it was the perfect reminder that whatever we put our minds to, we can accomplish. It is certainly inspiration to keep pushing through this.

Ananda Shankar Jayant Fights Cancer with Dance

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Kim sent this to me today and I loved it:

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

What I Love Today


“Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.”
― Robert Louis Stevenson

Yes Chip we will be playing cards soon and you know I was decent before but I might be dangerous now :)

As far as cards go, this situation is a bad hand with lots of great cards mixed in between. My life, for the most part, has been nothing but good cards and great hands and I am grateful for that.

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