Exceeding Our Grasp

Honest, I have a lot of snow and Saluki pictures to share on this blog. I’ve been collecting them since…hmmm maybe the first of the year? Definitely since I took the Your Turn Challenge and blogged every day for a week. Along the way I met wonderful creative people who have urged me by their writings and their responses to grow and reach and try harder. If you’re a follower of Yoda to DO harder.

I’ve also made a connection with the classic poems and books I used to enjoy reading. When I read Elissa Joy Watts’ Reach For the Sky I knew I’d be putting off those pictures one more day.

My mind went immediately to ‘A man’s reach should exceed his grasp…’ but I had to use Google to identify the writer.

Robert Browning who also wrote: “Grow old along with me,” a bittersweet romantic poem for anyone who has lost their life partner. And I have a feeling I’ll be sharing more of his work. But for now, from that page referenced above:

Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp,
Or what’s a heaven for?”
Andrea del Sarto”, line 98.

Reach for the stars and beyond. If you fail, you have at least achieved the mountain top.

This area is near Willow Springs

This area is near Willow Springs

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