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Old 03-20-2013, 11:42 AM   #2147
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Originally Posted by Clem Kevin View Post
Dear John,

This is why your ride report has been my favorite of all time. Not only has the content been top notch, but so is your philosophy. I may be half your age, but I definitely resonate with a lot of what you have to say and I really enjoy and value hearing it. It's honestly been an honor to be able to read your words and share your experiences.

I understand your value of work. While I've worked retail most of my life, I've had the odd jobs where I have done work where I find a lot of value in what I'm doing. It's not so much the work that's important, but the product is what is the most valuable. I'm glad you've been able to express yourself that way down south with the work offered to you. I'm hoping to get involved with WWOOFing while I'm traveling through SA so that I can take breaks and find that same kind of satisfaction.

Thanks again man.

J.R.R. Tolkien from Silmarillion:

But the delight and pride of Aule is in the deed of making,
and in the thing made, and neither in possession nor in his own mastery;
wherefore he gives and hoards not, and is free from care,
passing ever on to some new work.

i think about this on every new woodworking project, but it seems to fit your trip. John.
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