Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Now is the time to act

From the introduction to "November" in Cosmo Doogood's Urban Almanac, 2006, after describing typical November weather for the northern hemisphere (not Southern California so much right now):
Certainly, it's damp and raw. Rain is forecast. Now is the time to act, to begin. As Ishmael says in Moby Dick, "whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul...I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can." He means it's time for human deeds. Without our contributions, nothing will happen, life will have no meaning. [...] "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible," said St. Francis of Assisi.

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