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Elevate

June 7, 2021

I got to work this morning and the elevator was out of order so I had to take the stairs. (Hopefully no one comes looking for them later)

I guess it’s true when they say there is no elevator to success and a person has to take the stairs.

Elevate is the word today at RDP

Hopefully this beautiful sentence will help to elevate your day: “Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.” –  Thich Nhat Hanh

Charles Bukowski might be the type of writer one either loves or hates. I’m not sure there’s a middle ground for anyone where he’s concerned. I’m one of the ones who loves him. I’m one of the ones who thinks, “Man, if I could only write like that…”

This stanza from Bukowski’s poem, Dinosauria, We, is copied without permission from anyone. It will probably not make you feel as good as Thich Nhat Hanh’s quote.

Born into this
Into hospitals which are so expensive that it’s cheaper to die
Into lawyers who charge so much it’s cheaper to plead guilty
Into a country where the jails are full and the madhouses closed
Into a place where the masses elevate fools into rich heroes

You can hear him read the entire poem in the YouTube video below.

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