A peculiar imagination

Yet the imagination gives to everything that it touches a peculiarity, and it seems to me that the peculiarity of the imagination is nobility, of which there are many degrees.*
(Wallace Stevens)

We make our biggest contribution when we dare to do what only a handful will do.**
(Bernadette Jiwa)

I may have read her book seven years ago but I still remember Pamela Slim‘s encouragement as if she was saying it directly to me: You need to find a niche an inch wide and a mile deep.

Every person’s niche is peculiar, formed by our curiosity and passion, our talents and abilities, and our experiences of life.

Never underestimate how powerful a thing this will be in the world.

(*From Wallace Stevens’ The Necessary Angel.)
(**From Bernadette Jiwa’s post The Story of Telling: One of the Few.)

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