Someday, sometime, you will be sitting somewhere. A berm overlooking a pond in Vermont. The lip of the Grand Canyon at sunset. A seat on the subway. And something bad will have happened: You will have lost someone you loved, or failed at something at which you badly wanted to succeed. And sitting there, you will fall into the center of yourself. You will look for some core to sustain you. And if you have been perfect all your life and have managed to meet all the expectations of your family, your friends, your community, your society, chances are excellent that there will be a black hole where that core ought to be. I don’t want anyone I know to take that terrible chance. And the only way to avoid it is to listen to that small voice inside you that tells you to make mischief, to have fun, to be contrarian, to go another way. George Eliot wrote, ‘It is never too late to be what you might have been.’ It is never too early, either. Anna Quindlen, Being Perfect

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3 Responses to

  1. Di Anne Lewis says:

    Thank you Sandy for craigfactor. Today’s post is yet another one that always synchronistically delight me ~ ~ ~

  2. Jesse says:

    No doubt, what a great quote, Sandy is definitely at the top of her game this year haha 🙂

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