"Never be so faithful to your plan that you are unwilling to consider the unexpected. Never be so faithful to your plan that you are unwilling to entertain the improbable opportunity that comes looking for you. And never be so faithful to your plan that when you hit a bump in the road — or when the bumps hit you – you don’t have the fortitude, grace and resiliency to rethink and regroup… Plans or no plans, keep a little space in your heart for the improbable. You won’t regret it."
Roberta Flack’s Just Like a Woman
the world of dew
is the world of dew
and yet, and yet…
Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827
Pico Iyer on the value of suffering in the nytimes.
I think this is true about almost every project in life.