July 10, 2011

Short and Long

One who can write long, can write short.
One who can write short, genuinely, can write long.

Just as until you have the speed, energy, and powerful punches of Manny Pacquiao,
you cannot box fast, long and strong, and deadly.

So too until you have the sense, energy, and health of Henry Thoreau,
you cannot write simple or long without losing essence, and truly living.

Brief Rule of St Romuald

Sit in your cell as in paradise. Put the whole world behind you and forget it. Watch your thoughts like a good fisherman watching for fis...