walking down the twice-trodden path

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November 24, 2001

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motion demands rest
When we got to Sarah's parents' I scanned their shelves for consolation...

But God's own descent
Into flesh was meant
As a demonstration
That the supreme merit
Lay in risking spirit
In substantiation.

~Robert Frost, from Kitty Hawk

...which I take to mean ideas are cheap
but it takes a leap to make it happen.
"...[I]t is inevitable that a bad fall comes to the strong-willed man who is not strong enough to reach his own peak."

~Norman Mailer, Advertisements for Myself

...which I see as meaning the only obstacle
to achieving my dreams is me.