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Re: A New Years Message


Thank you for sharing this, Max.  I've got it almost memorized, from reading it over so many times.  

Happy 2018 to all.

On Sun Dec 31, Max wrote
>A friend of mine, Felix Lopez, sent me this. I was so taken by it I wanted to share it.
>Happy New Year.

>I hope it's a year full of integrity and courage on all our parts. I hope we can resist the temptation to be reactively indignant at all the unfairness and injustice in the world. I hope we can resist cynicism, which corrodes the heart. I hope we can forgive ourselves for not knowing better or being better. We can only try or keep trying. I hope--as Faulkner said of writers--that we can help one another to lift he heart and endure. It's not only what writers do, it's what friends do.

>With much affection,


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