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Czesław Miłosz on pursuing goals

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
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"An omnium-gatherum of chaos..."

Much work to finish today, heading into the night hours.  What better encouragement than this passage from Czesław Miłosz, which I happened across in my research? From Roadside Dog (1998):

“In order to accomplish something, one must dedicate oneself to it totally, so much that our fellow men cannot even imagine such an exclusivity. And that does not mean at all the amount of time consumed. There are also the innumerable emotional subterfuges practiced toward oneself, slow transformations of personality, as if one supreme goal, beyond one’s will and knowledge, pulled in a single direction and organized destiny.”