Dec. 1

So it’s finally here, the first day of the last month of this very weird and unstable year. We’re almost done! I know many who are anxious to see it end, I even saw a post on twitter the other day of people who grouped together to end the year early on Nov. 29, 2009.  El site se llama “Leave 09 Behind” y lo encuentran aquí.Porque el 2009 estuvo más feo que usar calcetines en la playa”, dicen.

Since I’m looking for a little inspiration, and since it’s a Tuesday, I just thought I’d share these words by the wonderful T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) considered one of the best poets and writers of the twentieth century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948.

I read this every now and then, when I need to get my hopes up…like the last line says. “For us there is only the trying.”

Keep the big dreams alive for 2010, my friends.

And so each venture

Is a new beginning, a raid on the inarticulate

With shabby equipment always deteriorating

In the general mess of imprecision of feeling.

Undisciplined squads of emotion. And what there is to conquer

By strength and submission, has already been discovered

Once or twice, or several times , by men whom one cannot hope

To emulate- but there is no competition-

There is only the fight to recover what has been lost

And found and lost again and again: and now under conditions

That seem unpropitious. But perhaps neither gain or loss

For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.

(fragment, Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot, 1943)

One thought on “Dec. 1

  1. Muy cierto mi querida Cristi!
    Este año ha sido duro en todos los aspectos pero de las experiencias se aprende y no le queda a uno mas que seguir pa’lante y seguir intentando! o no?
    Asi que animo que este 2010 va a ser un año mejor.
    Todo depende desde el punto en que se miren las cosas 🙂
    Saludos y nos vemos pronto.

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