how many times is too many times to begin again? who is the accountant keeping track of my failures? is there really a tally of shame, like a prisoner's calendar on a brick wall somewhere?
get over yourself. no.
so then, you can begin again however many times you want,
how. ever. many. times. it. takes,
did you hear me?
a thousand times a day if you must.
so will you?
as of today i have been breathing for 17,807 days and i have been alive for a scant part of those days, and i want more—
more life in my days, more depth, more time, more goodness, starting with this mulligan,
and then— ten thousand more.
-j. a. hongo