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How My Light is Spent…

                

When I consider how my light is spent,

Ere half my days in this dark world and wide,

And that one Talent that is death to hide,

Lodged with me useless...

 

   Taken from Milton's sonnet describing his blindness, these verses have always touched me in a

   profound way. The idea that one could have a talent so special that it would be death to hide is an

   incredible thought.

 

   When I was a freshman in high school, I received a Young Talent Award in writing. The award was

   presented to me by a renowned author. However, I remember very little of the author or

   what his thoughts on my piece were. As the audience left the crowded chapel where the ceremony

   had been held, a woman asked to speak with me. She was one of the organizers of the event. She told

   me I had a special gift, a gift I could...


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