I've never read the whole poem, but there is a particular passage from Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" that makes me smile and tingle and feel peaceful all at once and gives me a sense of excitement for life and for my future:
Long have you timidly waded holding a plank by the shore,
Now I will you to be a bold swimmer,
To jump off in the midst of the sea, rise again, nod to me, shout,
and laughingly dash with your hair.
Ahhh. Any other favorite poems/quotes/passages?
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