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October 20, 2008


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Mark Geduldig-Yatrofsky

Characterizing yourself as shallow seems off the mark. For every rose you have not sniffed, you have undoubtedly touched, seen, or smelled something else, albeit something less showy. Relatively short-lived creatures that we humans are, we cannot take in all that we encounter, so prioritizing is a necessity. If, for example, you have found some measure of satisfaction in sharing parts of your journey with the rest of us in this space, is that any less meritorious than stimulating your olfactory nerves with floral fragrances? We must do what we can, take pleasure in our limited (because none of us is without limitations) accomplishments, and exercise our options to change direction and focus when our hearts direct us to do so. For myself, I find reading your daily posting every bit as rewarding as visiting anyone else's rose garden.


I'm very appreciative of your words and your thoughtfulness in writing them. I find it really comforting to think that other people don't see me as shallow---maybe that proves how shallow I really am. In all seriousness, thank you for this---because your comment really did touch on what is at the heart of why I am doing this blog.

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