This morning I had the honor of meeting T.A. Barron, an acclaimed novelist living here in Boulder. His amazingly successful life has taken him around the world as a Rhodes scholar, to New York for the venture capital business, and now to Boulder to write best-selling novels and stories. He shared with me this quote from Henry David Thoreau, which I loved:
To affect the quality of the day; that is the highest of the arts.
While looking up Thoreau, I also came across this quote, which I found provocative:
To regret deeply is to live afresh.