No one ever promised me, or promised any man- Indian, Eskimo, or white man- that life was easy in this country. You had to fight for whatever was important to you. You had to be tough…. But it can be done.
“On the Edge of Nowhere” is a great mid-winter read. I do recommend it. Can you imagine living in Alaska at the turn of the century? What an incredibly brutal and dramatic landscape upon which to carve out a life. “You had to fight for whatever was important to you.” This little dandy of a quote really stuck with me.
This is another key to a creative and rich life – the willingness to fight for it. It’s sounds more fierce than it is. Most of us have to fight through our everyday anyhow. You might as well shove a little harder towards something that fulfills you.
What would you recommend reading this winter?