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Hello.  Here is today’s wisdom:


Hunter wrote the following in a letter to a friend at age 20:  

“Although I don’t feel that it’s at all necessary to tell you how I feel about the principle of individuality, I know that I’m going to have to spend the rest of my life expressing it one way or another, and I think that I’ll accomplish more by expressing it on the keys of a typewriter than by letting it express itself in sudden outburst of frustrated violence.  I don’t mean to say that I’m about to state my credo here on this page, but merely to affirm, sincerely for the first time in my life, my belief in man as an individual and independent  entity.  Certainly not independence in the everyday sense of the word, but pertaining to a freedom and mobility of thought that few people are able – or even have the courage – to achieve.”


October 24, 1957. 

Eglin Air Force Base

Fort Walton Beach, Florida

This is the quote I read before introducing Lisl Auman at the Denver Universtiy HST reading last week.  You can read the rest of the letter in The Proud Highway. 


Anita Thompson

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