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a mime is a terrible thing to waste.


Illinois, USA
January 26
On this blog: All words (other than identified quotations) © Sharon Nesbit-Davis, All rights reserved. *********************************** ********************************** You can find me on Facebook: Sharon Nesbit-Daivs, or "The Mime Writes" Logo Design by Dianaani ********************************** I work as the Education & Community Engagement Director of a Regional Arts Council which means I beg "the deciders" to fund and support the arts for everyone, not just the rich. *********************************** I am also a mime. For those that hate mimes, I understand. But you'll never find me annoying people on the street, unless I'm living there. I'm a "concert mime" ...which means you have to buy a ticket. I haven't done much mime lately...I'd rather be writing. *********************************** I've been married to my one and only since 1976. Still happy. Still in love. Two kids, eight grandkids. In college I became a Baha'i (a world religion whose main theme is unity). It keeps me relatively sane in a world gone mad.


OCTOBER 6, 2011 12:16PM

Using Death as a Tool...quote from Steve

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Saw this on FACEBOOK... don't have time to double/triple check the authenticity...but even if he didn't really say it, I love it and can imagine him saying it. 

"Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

—Steve Jobs

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Mimetalker, I believe this is authentic and I heard the same or similar words on the radio this morning from a speech he gave at Stanford University not longer after he was diagnosed with cancer. It's quite a thought to ponder for all of us and thanks for the nice tribute!
I know what he means, and I hope remember when It get there.
Stunning quote, thank you for sharing it.
Oh thanks for this I am really glad to have read his POV. How true really.
watching the curtain call come before intermission, makes for genius in heart and mind — hopefully.
It's an excellent sentiment for someone facing death( whoever the author).
I think I'll use this as my mantra...
thank you the lovely comment on my blog
thank you
for this post.