Wednesday, November 21, 2007

from desiderata

"you are a child of the universe, no less than the trees + the stars; you have a right to be here.

"+ whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

"therefore, be at peace with god, whatever you conceive him to be + whatever your labours + aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

"with all it sham, drudgery + broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.

"be cheerful.

"strive to be happy."

--max ehrmann, desiderata, 1927

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