We dreamers need a light touch. Otherwise we get into trouble. We get into trouble when the gap between our dreams and our lives is too wide and too deep. We fall in.

Life happens in the particulars. It’s the tangible stuff. That’s where it happens. Thomas Edison in the workshop: He found a material that worked. He didn’t dream it up. He found it in the world and used it well.

I dream of living a heroic life but I fear I’m just mediocre - Salon Life