December 28, 2005

Wisdom from Garrison Keillor

This is from Keillor's novel "Love Me." A columnist is writing this to a fellow who complains of being a loser.
"A gloomy guy can decide not to be and take the stone out of his shoe and walk straight. So do it. But don't expect to do it tonight and tomorrow. Impatience is the luxury of youth. The rest of us must take things in steps. If you don't know this, life will teach you. Life is a relentless instructor. Gloom and dread are dispelled by making slight progress; progress, even slight, leads to more progress; and gradually the glacier shifts, the ice jam breaks and things move in the direction of your dreams. Keep trying."

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