Note: I wrote the piece, below, seven years ago today. I wish I had listened more to my “seven years ago self” more often but I am very blessed. I hope you all enjoy my words from the past.
Get busy living or get busy dying.
As this dreadful year—2016—comes to a close, Andy Dufresne’s observation won’t leave me alone. (The Shawshank Redemption—a movie based on a Stephen King novella, and a Best Picture nominee—tells the story of the wrongful imprisonment of Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins).) Those of us who walk freely can only imagine the import of Mr. Dufresne’s observation, especially as an innocent convict. Still, the words instruct us.
Life marches on, inexorably, until it