Brian Doyle on The Greatest Enemy

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Colm said his greatest enemy was finally himself, for each of us, man and woman alike, is a seething sea of desires and shadows, of illusions and dreams, of courage and cowardice, and we arrive in peaceful harbors only by sailing ourselves true, by finding and wielding our talents as tools to help others. In a real sense we arrive home only by leaving the island of I.

— from Mink River by Brian Doyle

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Husband. Father. Pilot. Cross Country Skier. Writer. Author of Outside Duluth and Down In It.
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2 Responses to Brian Doyle on The Greatest Enemy

  1. Dana Griffin says:

    I agree wholeheartedly. Good point. Thanks for posting.

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