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Excerpt from: The Great Gatsby

photo by Sylvia

“Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther…And one fine morning—

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

from The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1925


Excerpt from Thoreau

photo by Wolfgang Stearns

“Many an object is not seen, though it falls within the range of our visual ray, because it does not come within the range of our intellectual ray, i.e., we are not looking for it. So in the larger sense, we find only the world we look for.”

from The Journal 1837-1861 by Henry David Thoreau