Beautiful prayer/poem: Hymn to the Nameless One by Dorothy Walters

Listening to: Josh Ritter “New Lover,” P!nk - Perfect (Live In-Studio) (ps: Can it really be true that this year is the 20th anniversary of both "Janet" and "August and Everything After"??)

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From the NYTimes' always-moving The Lives They Lived, a letter written to David Rakoff about friendship and lessons learned.

“‘Sometimes,’ said Julia, ‘I feel the past and the future pressing so hard on either side that there’s no room for the present at all.’” - Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh

“What we hunger for perhaps more than anything else is to be known in our full humanness, and yet that is often just what we also fear more than anything else. It is important to tell at least from time to time the secret of who we truly and fully are . . . because otherwise we run the risk of losing track of who we truly and fully are and little by little come to accept instead the highly edited version which we put forth in hope that the world will find it more acceptable than the real thing. It is important to tell our secrets too because it makes it easier . . . for other people to tell us a secret or two of their own . . . ” - Frederick Buechner

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