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  •  I could certainly do better. (1+ / 0-)
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    BeninSC

    I consistently fail to achieve what I aim for.  I think most people do, really, and we just look for what's salvageable in what we did manage to do.  Sometimes what remains is pretty good though.  Consider that Beethoven never achieved what he was aiming for.  Neither did Einstein.

    -5.13,-5.64; GOP thinking: A 13 year path to citizenship is too easy, and a 5 minute background check is too burdensome. -- 1audreyrenee

    by gizmo59 on Tue Dec 24, 2013 at 08:14:51 AM PST

    •  It is dated, but I love the Robert Browning (1+ / 0-)
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      quotation.

      Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,
      Or what's a heaven for?
      (From here, among many other places!)

      "The opposite of war isn't peace, it's CREATION." _ Jonathan Larson, RENT -9.62, -9.13

      by BeninSC on Tue Dec 24, 2013 at 10:32:38 AM PST

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    •  Umm ... you know, do you not, that I intended no (1+ / 0-)
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      criticism of you or ANYONE in my diary, gizmo? I know you make contributions. I've been the beneficiary of them. I will be again.

      "The opposite of war isn't peace, it's CREATION." _ Jonathan Larson, RENT -9.62, -9.13

      by BeninSC on Tue Dec 24, 2013 at 10:47:53 AM PST

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      •  Oh, of course not. (1+ / 0-)
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        You have to be among the most gracious of kossacks, perhaps edged out ever so slightly by noweasels.

        -5.13,-5.64; GOP thinking: A 13 year path to citizenship is too easy, and a 5 minute background check is too burdensome. -- 1audreyrenee

        by gizmo59 on Tue Dec 24, 2013 at 02:13:09 PM PST

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