All talent does is give you a clue: a hint, a direction in which to apply yourself.  To reach the greatest heights, however, talent is not enough.  For without those lung-prickling bursts of effort, what is a clue, a hint, or a direction?  

A missed opportunity is what it is.  Which could be argued as being worse than nothing.


9 thoughts on “Musings

  1. Talent, ability, giftedness–are they all the same thing? Or are they subtle variations of each other? I am reading The Faerie Queen by Spenser; it’s slow going because of the language. Today I was wondering if one can develop proficiency at reading this kind of poetry, or if it’s a talent that one is born with. Interesting blog. It makes me think.

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