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The artist’s job is not to succumb to despair but to find an antidote for the emptiness of existence.
  —   Gertrude Stein
Actually, this is a quote from the “character” Gertrude Stein, played by Kathy Bates, in the movie: “Midnight In Paris
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On This Day In:
2019 Take A Few Minutes To Remember
Start By Doubting
2018 You Cannot Pretend
2017 A Long Shadow
2016 Learning, Experience, Chances or Money
2015 The Critical State
2014 Dawn, n.
2013 Ouch!
2012 Just Lookin’ Around
Still Growing
2011 But Do You Want To?

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A major obstacle to creativity is wanting to be in the peak season of growth at all times. . .  But if we see the soul’s journey as cyclical, like the seasons. . .  then we can accept the reality that periods of despair or fallowness are like winter, a resting time that offers us a period of creative hibernation, purification, and regeneration that prepares us for the births of spring.
  —  Linda Leonard
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On This Day In:
2017 Drug Epidemic In America
2016 Word Up, Chuck!
2015 Sometimes I Wonder About Things
2014 Still Racing
2013 Anew
2012 Make Both
2011 Are You Happy Yet?

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The only person who doesn’t fall is the one who doesn’t strive toward anything.  Fall a thousand times and get up a thousand times and if you don’t despair, you will make progress.
  —  Leo Tolstoy
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On This Day In:
2017 And Second By Second
2016 Bakeries And Coffee Shops
2015 Spirit Not Form
2014 Sometimes Even Kneeling Seems Insufficient
2013 Hobgoblins
2012 Got Sleep?
2011 Not Another Barren Corner

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