Unplugged From the Matrix

This is a post I was invited to write for my friend Cynthia Cosco of Passaggio Wines whose motto is “Follow Your Passion.” I am a huge fan of her unoaked chardonnay. Please take time to visit her site and give her delicious wines a try. 

I begin with my favorite quotation of all time:

“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favour in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings. In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”

Henry David Thoreau – Walden (American Essayist, Poet and Philosopher,1817-1862)

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