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Photo of Herman Melville

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We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.


Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick and Billy Budd, and possessor of an outstanding beard, even by the high standards of the 19th Century, wrote this in the aforementioned century.  I, who may or may not have read Moby Dick (it exists in an area where the ‘should have’ and ‘did have’ merge), and have certainly not read Billy Budd, nevertheless respect a beard. I also respect the words. The quote resonated with what I wanted this blog to be about. It also provided the essential captivating title necessary for any blog. This was of course long before I realised it was in the WordPress help guide…..but never mind.

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