“…But yield who will to their separation, my object in living is to unite
My avocation and my vocation, as my two eyes make one in sight.
Only where love and need are one and the work is play for mortal stakes,
Is the deed ever really done, for Heaven and the future’s sakes.”
—Robert Frost,U.S. poet (1874-1963)
[Last stanza of the poem “Two Tramps in Mud Time or, A Full-Time Interest”]
(This is a good life goal—Merging what I LOVE to do and what I HAVE to do to survive. The ultimate work is to have a full-time interest, not a life segmented into what I GET to do and what I MUST do. In order to do a job well, simply having skill and filling a need is not enough; I also need to willingly do it because I love it.)