“You’re rich, you beggar. You’ve got a clean page to start with.”

4 Jan

“You’re rich, you beggar. You’ve got a clean page to start with.” -Edwin Honig

For those who have HBO, I’d suggest watching the documentary First Cousin, Once Removed. It’s about a poet, Edwin Honig, who suffers from Alzheimer’s in the last years of his life. Enlightening, moving, poetic, sad. It’s worth the watch. His advice? “Remember to forget.”

The worst part to me was when he couldn’t remember what the word ‘love’ meant. Can you imagine a poet, or anyone for that matter, unable to remember the word love? Unable to write? Unable to read?

It struck one chord with me. Write when you can. Write now.

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6 Responses to ““You’re rich, you beggar. You’ve got a clean page to start with.””

  1. Sally January 4, 2014 at 2:27 pm #

    What a great reminder. Good post.

  2. kimberlyakinola January 5, 2014 at 3:13 am #

    Nice post and a happy new year to you.

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