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Thursday, December 1, 2011

John Burroughs

"The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are."

American Writer, Naturalist
1837 - 1921

The grass is not greener somewhere else.  We need to build our life where we are at.  If we live in a farming community, we are attracted to the sounds of the big city.  If we live in a big city, we seek peace and quiet in the country.  The pied piper is singing and we will follow him anywhere.  Don't be taken in by the flash and glammor of somewhere else.  Find comfort in the familiar because there you will do your best work.  If you live near a cornfield, paint cornfields.  If you live near mountains, paint mountains.