Another comment worth mentioning, “looney” again…

Thought you might enjoy this…

“We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and
necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, ‘O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless
trains of the faithless–of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?’ Answer. That you are here–that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you
may contribute a verse.
That the powerful play goes on and you
may contribute a verse…
What will your verse be?”

– Tom Schulman, from The Dead Poets Society

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