Inspiration Monday

it is better to be happy

for a moment

and to be burned up with beauty

than to live a long time

and be bored all the while

-Don Marquis, the lesson of the moth

Some years ago, I picked up a copy of Garrison Keillor’s Good Poems for Hard Times in my college bookstore. In it I found the poem I’ve quoted from. It’s a simple poem, but it’s one that takes my breath away. I highly recommend reading the whole thing.

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