I’ve referenced Edna St. Vincent Millay here before, in a now-imploded page of this blog. We can always afford to hear more from her, as far as I’m concerned. Most literate Americans know her poem “First Fig,” but I reread “Second Fig” recently and saw it with new eyes.
“Safe upon the solid rock the ugly houses stand:
Come and see my shining palace built upon the sand!”
Risk can make life more beautiful.