Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Next Best Thing

I'm not really a fan of Edmund Burke, mostly because I love his rival, Mary Wollstonecraft, so much. But he did say that "Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”
I've been reflecting on this idea. As someone who finds themselves interested in a wide variety of things (as this blog attests to, with its hodge podge of art, history and sometimes even science musings), I find myself saddened by how I will never find enough time in this life (or even multiple lives, if such a thing is possible) to do everything, see every place, create everything I think of or learn everything about the things I love. But trying is the next best thing.

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