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  • When I was 17, I read a quote that went something
    like: 'If you live each day as if it was your last, someday
    you'll most certainly be right.' It made an impression on
    me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked
    in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today
    were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I
    am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has
    been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to
    change something.

    Steve Jobs, Stanford University
    Commencement Speech, 2005

    There is a time for leaving, and you know.
    You pack with care in late spring evening light.
    You take just what you need and nothing more,
    leave memories, regrets...It's time to grow.

    Your life scrolls out, an ocean of blue silk,
    connects to far horizons calling you.
    You know its time to follow Destiny,
    to leave that which has been for what will be.

    Your new life beckons. There’s no time to waste.
    Your spirit knows it’s time to leave, to fly.
    You leave no footprints on the shores of Time.
    You watch the waves wash in, reflecting sky.

    (Photograph by Alex in the 3-D virtual world of Second Life)
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