Pam Webb

a writer's journey as a reader

POM: April 7

Mentors. They are sometimes early in our life. Sometimes they arrive too late. A cautionary tale offered by Timothy Murphy.



For Robert Francis

Had I known, only known
when I lived so near,
I'd have gone, gladly gone
foregoing my fear
of the wholly grown
and the nearly great.
But I learned alone,
so I learned too late.

—Timothy Murphy


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4 thoughts on “POM: April 7

  1. If we heeded this sort of wisdom then life would have been better all round!

  2. I don’t think I ever let fear get in the way of my goals, but I’ve sure wasted my time pursuing a lot of dead ends. My professional life can sometimes feel like a suburb of cul-de-sacs.

  3. Cul-de-sacs allow easy u-turns, plus no brick walls to run into.

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