In her book, Silver Boxes, the late Florence Littauer told the story of her father who always wanted to be a writer. He made some attempts, but gave up.
As she concluded the details of the story, Littauer made this sobering and profound observation about her father’s dreams by quoting Oliver Wendell Holmes who said, “Many of us die with the music still in us.”
Her observation speaks of unfilled potential. Missed opportunities. Wasted talent. And a failure to grow. Continue reading