Sometimes I wake up and worry about this or that.  Then I zoom in on the day ahead and mostly discover that all the things I ‘need’ to do actually bring me pleasure.  Whether it’s writing, gardening, buying provisions or something else.

That helps me put the worry aside and enjoy ‘the rich running day.’


Source: Walt Whitman, quoted in The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages, Harold Bloom (London: Macmillan, 1995), p. 269

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