I have been going through the 5-boxes-of-my-life again. These 5 boxes, in storage for 4 years, travelled to TO with me. I made a point to bring them with a plan to sort and organize at my leisure. Strong start, yes. Big finish, likely never!
Revisited one of them again the other day and found a piece of paper with a quote I had copied down. It was posted on my bulletin board when I was 15 years old. Right above my record player. Right beside my copy of Desiderata.
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else--means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting."
I have now started a collage of sorts on my closet door. This yellowed piece of paper has pride of place. A tribute to my 1968 self! And still not far off the mark for 2012!