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November 19, 2007

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SD

Those of us who try to play the hands we're dealt can take both courage and solace from the words of the great Henry James in his 1893 short story The Middle Years:

"We work in the dark - we do what we can - we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art."

Follow our task straightforwardly and persist in it with determination, despite difficulty or frustration or doubt or failure or other forms of madness that will surround us along the way.

True words of wisdom that can encourage us to choose a path but not regret the roads we didn't take.

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