Quote of the Day

March 21, 2007  

In particular, he sought to restore to his life several qualities he had shunned as a businessman — spontaneity, patient acceptance of the uncontrollable, and an uncluttered awareness of each moment. To his surprise, this new mindset seemed to slow time down. Rather than rushing through life fixated on goals, he gained a richer perspective from savoring the present, especially uncluttered small, everyday times.

- Maggie Jackson, columnist for the Boston Globe, in a review of Eugene O’Kelly book, “Chasing Daylight: How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life.” O’Kelly, former head of the accounting firm KPMG, wrote his memoirs during his last few months before passing away from brain cancer.

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