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one of the things you read last night was the Gettysburg Address. it’s always somehow soothing to read Lincoln. he wrote with such straightforward simplicity & earnestness. determined to speak truthfully, with lyrical prose as a result.

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Martin Luther King was like Lincoln in gifts of writing & speaking, lead by principles & strong beliefs. all sorely missed these days.

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read a great quote in Lincoln in the Bardo. re-read it & remember that patience is cue:

“All we can control is the spirit in which we give.”

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the day will be what it is & your ‘job’ is to choose your reactions carefully. Lincoln understood this [“People are about as happy as they choose to be.”]  a great guidance counselor!

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the term ‘veiled fury’ continues to resonate — and exist. hard to imagine life without it but you long for release from its bondage. write the Lincoln quote.

‘I walk slowly but I never walk backward.’

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write Lincoln quote.

“I am almost ready to say that this is probably true — that God wills this contest, and wills that it shall not end yet.” I love the ‘almost’ & ‘probably.’

feeling his way, as are you.

 



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