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words of wisdom

The people I love the best
jump into work head first
without dallying in the shallows
and swim off with sure strokes almost out of sight.

–Marge Piercy

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“We come into temporary harmony with the water, and are fortunate to sometimes be allowed to pass through.”

Evan Morrison, open-water marathon swimmer, who notes that it echoes:

“The best one can hope for is to come to an agreement with a body of water on any given day.”

David Barra

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“Swimming cultivates imagination; the man with the most is he who can swim his solitary course night or day and forget a black earth full of people that push.”

–Annette Kellermann

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Here’s a lovely turn of phrase from a friend of Tomasz Tunguz:

The entire story reminded me of an old friend who often tells me, “We are lent into each other’s keeping.” Our time with each other is borrowed, its duration is unknown, and that uncertainty makes it precious.

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A gentleman never dances so well as the dancing master, and an ordinary fiddler makes better musique for a shilling than a gentleman will do after spending forty, and so in all the delights of the world almost.

–The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Weds.Read the rest

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