Thursday, February 26, 2009

Desiderata by Max Ehrmann

No rest for the weary. My fishing trip got cancelled.

I ran into this inspriational piece - Desiderata (Latin -"for things desired")- in the late sixites. Somebody had hijacked it and was selling it in cards shops. It was on parchment paper and the author was listed as Anonymous with some nonsense about it being written in 1692.

The Author was Max Ehrmann and not Anonymous.

I looked up the one word I did not totally understand - "aridity" = "the quality of yielding nothing of value" from the Free Online Dictionary.