"Through analogy and symbolism, through the remote illuminations of mediating imagery, through the interplay of their correspondences in a thousand chains of reactions and strange associations, and finally, through the grace of a language into which the very rhythm of Being has been translated, the poet invests himself with a surreality that cannot be that of science. Is there among men a more striking dialectic, one that engages them more completely?" - Saint-John Perse
I used to be quite proud of degrees, accomplishments, whatever. In a way, I still am, but nothing counts as much as the heart. Without it, life is wasted.