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January 08, 2023
Sunday, January 8, 2023

I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way.

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Carl Sandburg

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and author Carl Sandburg was intrigued by the human condition, specifically as it relates to class divides and the common man. In “Incidentals,” his slim volume of poetry and prose published in 1904, the “workingman’s poet” (as Sandburg became known) wrote that he had witnessed “the extremes of magnificence and destitution” yet still remained an idealist. “I can see humanity blundering on toward some splendid goal,” Sandburg mused. His quote here serves to remind us that we may never understand how the world works or why things happen, but we are still “a part of it all and it is all good.”

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