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"I hate quotations." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Well, there ya go. So says the man oft quoted.

A quote taken out of context, of course.

The full quote states "I hate quotations. Tell me what you know."

His response in reference to writers and their responses concerning the topic of immortality.


Autumn Tree At the Library

Emerson found that when the said topic was broached, fellow writers began to quote the thoughts of others versus offering up an original thought or feeling from their own personal experience.


It can be scary to stand alone with one's own experience and subsequent belief on such a divisive topic as that of immortality- do we even have it, the heaven, the hell, the afterlife and beyond.

Count one brave in sharing what one has learned and knows for their own on such a topic.

Or a fool.

ENCORE: okay, at this point, I'm cheating with yet another encore. But as already stated, this keeps me believing. And I really need to believe.


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