Decimated? Alphamated?

June 27, 2010

Home 'Improvement', Lloyd

Until very recently, there was a short quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson that greeted us as we went up to bed:

Finish each day and be done with it. Tomorrow is a new day, begin it well.

It battled bravely, but ended up like all quotes do, with letters strewn bloody on the carpet.

Oh the carnage!

But the quote had the last laugh. It turns out that the actual quote is more like this:

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

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Lloyd Sommerer is a middle/high school teacher who likes to build websites, read books, grow beards, make fun of Lauren’s prototypes and eat the sauce of the picante.

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4 Responses to “Decimated? Alphamated?”

  1. Lauren Said on:

    “…blunders and absurdities have crept in..” Did this guy have a magic window into my soul?


  2. Brad Said on:

    Are you sure the quote wasn’t more like this: “Finish each day by smothering it with a pillow. Tomorrow will bring more problems, and you certainly won’t want to deal with two days at the same time.”


  3. Beth Said on:

    HAHAHAHA!!! After the stupid email I received last night I really needed that quote. All of them. 😀


  4. Peggy Said on:

    To Ralph: Here’s my heart and soul, please grind them into hamburger.


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