I stumbled across a quote recently. Apparently Socrates, who was quite the man of leisure, once said that "Beware the barrenness of a busy life." And it floored me. Because my life is too busy. And now that I have the vocabulary to hand, "barren" may well be how I feel about some of my days.
I came across an incredibly inspiring quote today from Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun". If you've ever felt despair, convinced that the human race is trapped in an unbreakable circle, then this is for you.