10 Aug
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Reach for the Latch

Who can open the door who does not reach for the latch?
Who can travel the miles who does not put one foot
in front of the other, all attentive to what presents itself
Who will behold the inner chamber who has not observed
with admiration, even rapture, the outer stone?

— from Have You Ever Tried to Enter the Long Black Branches, by Mary Oliver

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