I recently made barely a touch of reconnection with an undergrad professor of mine. So, my thanks to him for the knowledge and power to make it my own in my current environment. I found this under his favorite quotes, and I plan on sharing it tomorrow with my students.
Finding Voice in History
"Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little coarse, and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice? Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
From the Brain of Unlimited