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(or what to do with a quarter century’s worth of knowledge)
So another year has passed, and this one has not been uneventful. As has become routine, I’ll say a couple of things, sound smart, and then walk away.
Life is like a hill… The beginning is hard, where every day you see is a milestone to achieve, then slowly the climb becomes bearable… Eventually the peak is reached, the height of physical achievement, then the downhill stretch that’s either thoroughly enjoyable or absolutely terrifying happens…
Light is amazing. The smallest light can make a difference, even in the darkest night. Strike a match, and for that brief moment, as the flame swallows up the wood, you can see around you… What you do next determines everything. You could wait for the flames to work their way down to your fingers, blistering them and returning you back to the state of darkness you were in, or you could set something on fire, use the light to change things and eliminate the darkness for that much longer…
Darkness of the mind leads to death of the individual. The mind perceives things, but from the moment we are born, we start closing off the open mind. Cutting off the light leads to atrophy. And the light can’t be substituted for something else…
In everything, therefore, let your light shine…
The title of this post is from the Icelandic cellist Ólafur Arnalds, in the track ‘Hægt, kemur ljósið’

(or what to do with a quarter century’s worth of knowledge)
So another year has passed, and this one has not been uneventful. As has become routine, I’ll say a couple of things, sound smart, and then walk away.
Life is like a hill… The beginning is hard, where every day you see is a milestone to achieve, then slowly the climb becomes bearable… Eventually the peak is reached, the height of physical achievement, then the downhill stretch that’s either thoroughly enjoyable or absolutely terrifying happens…
Light is amazing. The smallest light can make a difference, even in the darkest night. Strike a match, and for that brief moment, as the flame swallows up the wood, you can see around you… What you do next determines everything. You could wait for the flames to work their way down to your fingers, blistering them and returning you back to the state of darkness you were in, or you could set something on fire, use the light to change things and eliminate the darkness for that much longer…
Darkness of the mind leads to death of the individual. The mind perceives things, but from the moment we are born, we start closing off the open mind. Cutting off the light leads to atrophy. And the light can’t be substituted for something else…
In everything, therefore, let your light shine…
The title of this post is from the Icelandic cellist Ólafur Arnalds, in the track ‘Hægt, kemur ljósið’

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