Divide and Conquer!: I don’t perceive myself as eighty-one but as two sets of forty.
Divide 81 into two sets = 40 X 2 + 1 left over.
[Very old joke: Classified Ad: “Have wife, Forty; will trade for two Twenties.]
All one requires is
someone to love,
something to do, and
something to hope for.” Hugh Thomlinson, London, 1970
I don’t ever, again, have to survive the journey through adolescence (life’s greatest test)>
The joy of daily Surprises: People expect me to be declined and mentally fuzzy, and I get to see their surprise to find I am still oriennted, thinking and problem-solving and relishing cogitating and not ruminating & regretting!
“I. Study Nietzsche
“He who has a Why can bear almost any How.”
Nietzsche considers the only real antidote to existential dreariness: “No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life. There may be countless trails and bridges and demigods who would gladly carry you across, but only at the price of pawning and forgoing yourself. There is one path in the world that none can walk but you. Where does it lead? Don’t ask, walk! Frederick Nietzsche, 
II. Study Rilke
“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet 
III. Study Robert Frost
Robert Frost – “Tuft of Flowers” “Mending Walls.” “The Road Not Taken” “While Stopping by the Woods.” 
IV. Study William Zinsser  Writing to Learn
VI. Study Pablo Picasso: Picasso’s proclamation: “to know what you’re going to draw, you have to begin drawing.” Just do it.
“Others have seen what is and asked why?. I have seen what could be and asked why not? ”
― Pablo Picasso, Pablo Picasso: 1895-1972
 Study Annie Dillard
Annie Dillard’s The Writing Life gave me the most help with “the blank page”. See what to write about 
Study Mary Dora Russell
A current author I would most like to emulate; Russell conveys Truths with historical fiction. 
“Not everything that can be counted counts. Not everything that counts can be counted.” Albert Einstein”
“We think we are separate, but we are one” Addy Pross 
There is no them; there’s only us.
“Find the good and praise it.” – Alexander Palmer Haley (11 August 1921 – 10 February 1992) was an American writer 
“Write every day, as musicians do their scales.”
Someone to love:
Charles Clanton Rogers October 11, 2015
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 Letters To A Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke …
. Robert Frost Poems – Poem Hunter
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Robert Lee Frost was an American poet. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech.
 Writing to Learn: How to Write–And Think–Clearly about …
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In one of my recent reads, Writing to Learn, William Zinsser makes the challenge to write about something that is intangible rather than concrete.
 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
2 October 1869
Porbandar, Kathiawar Agency, British India
Died 30 January 1948 (aged 78)
New Delhi, Delhi, India
 The Writing Life: Annie Dillard: 9780060919887: …
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4.2/5140 REVIEWSBY ANNIE DILLARDPAPERBACK
If someone of Annie Dillard’s stature can write like this while claiming to abhor the whole process, then there’s hope for all of us writers. Writing is a lonely process.
 Rev. Gia Hayes-Martin:, ST. BEDES »Sermon: There’s only us, 20 July 2014 – “There’s a tendency in human nature to divide people into us and them, to classify people as ours or theirs. The problem is that dividing people into us and them builds walls. It separates people from others who might be remarkably like them.
 Alexander Palmer Haley (11 August 1921 – 10 February 1992) was an American writer