"Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You'll learn from them - if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It's a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn't education. It's history. It's poetry."
Catcher in the Rye
it isn't education. it's history. of course. we learn from our own. we learn from others. and we continue on.
(sent my way via the amazing Red Boots; thank you, thank your for this reminder!)