The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.
Bob Moawad~

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

A warm welcome

To My dearest November

All my life

I had been looking for something,

and everywhere I turned someone tried to tell me what it was.

I accepted their answers too,

though they were often in contradiction and even self-contradictory.

I was naïve.

I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself questions which I,

and only I, could answer.

It took me a long time and much painful boomeranging of my expectations to achieve a realization everyone else appears to have been born with:

that I am nobody but myself.

~Ralph Ellison, "Battle Royal"

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