In 1855, at the age of 43, an English man penned the question: “Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp or what’s a Heaven for?”

Robert Browning, a major poet of the Victorian Age and husband of equally famous poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning and considered a “hottie” of the time, framed the query in his "Andrea Del Sarto (Called “The Faultless Painter”)." In dramatic style, the concept is formed that humans strive for things seemingly unattainable. Yet they still reach, struggle, stretch in hope of acquiring that which they desire.

One hundred and fifty five years later you and I are no different, except that we accept the flimsy instead of the real. We grasp for fame, fortune, "wannabeism," fashions of the moment and choose not to aspire for the things that are eternally important and significant.

We can rediscover the things worth reaching for. Join me at or write me at and let’s look together.

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