Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/11/21

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From: Carl Pultz <>
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 17:12:54 -0500

Peter Klein wrote:

'Brahms didn't write a symphony until middle age. He constantly felt
inadequate compared to Beethoven. He told a friend, "You don't know what
it is like to be dogged by that giant."'

Consider the example of Janacek, who's unique voice didn't develop until he 
was in his fifties. Had he given himself up as hopelessly derivative, he'd 
have never had his breakthrough.

"Do it anyway."

There's a good policy for dealing with mid-life crisis. Better than a red 
sports car.


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