So here I am in downtown Terre Haute with my left hand in a cast. I decided to walk around a little bit and see something other than the little hotel room where I’m staying for the next several days waiting for the doctor appointment on Thursday to tell me my next move.
I see this sign and wandered closer to read what it says. Impressive. But not as impressive as the statue behind it.
Meet Max Ehrmann, a Terre Haute native. If that name sounds vaguely familiar probably should if you grew up in the 1970s. He wrote the Desiderata, that classic poster on every college kid’s bedroom wall.
Of all the things I could’ve seen on my walk, this was probably the best thing possible. Reading it reminded me all this temporary: plans change, the cast will come off in time, and life goes on.
Rather than come up with a separate quote for the post, here’s the Desiderata. Peace out.