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So Much Wisdom


"Desiderata" was penned by American writer Max Ehrmann in 1927.  I first encountered it in the early 1970's in poster form, and was immediately drawn to it's message.  Over the years I have had several copies of the poster that I have given away to others who found it as beautiful as I do.  Much of it is now ingrained in my memory and pieces of it often come to mind.

 I am intrigued by the fact that the words take on more meaning with the passing years of my life.  What I thought was a lovely sentiment way back then, I have since come to fully understand.  Desiderata contains so much truth and wisdom!

 In many ways Desiderata is the summation of my philosophy.  My life has been filled with rich experiences, and despite it's many imperfections I absolutely believe that it is indeed still a beautiful world.

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  1. One of my favourite pieces!! My mom had it on the wall grown up, and I like to think that over the years, I have grown up with it as well. It's wisdom that will never be too old, or irrelevant.

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    1. Ahhh, someone else who is familiar with this poem! Max Ehrmann actually wrote several excellent poems and essays. I once had a volume of his works that I gave away as a gift, it is now out of print.

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  2. I agree. And I've read it at many stages in my life and gained what I needed at the time.

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    1. I'm pleased to know that you like it as much as I do!

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