F. Scott Fitzgerald | and one fine morning--

"Gatsby believed in the greenlight, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter -- to-morrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther ... and one fine morning--

So we beat on boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past"

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
* The month of January is named after the roman god Janus - patron of doorways and beginnings. He is usually depicted with two faces; one looking forward, and the other looking back. I've been thinking about that a lot in this first week of the new year.


  1. So beautiful, Sam :) I had no idea where the word January came from and love it even more now!

  2. i love this. i've been doing much reflecting and looking forward this week, both of which i feel are very important exercises. happy 2011!

  3. sam, i feel the SAME way about joanna!

    here's a "mixed tape" i made....

  4. i heart the great gatsby. one of my most favorite books. ever.

  5. Lauren I think it is my favorite final page of a book ever! (can you believe I had never read it before?)


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