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  2. Michael Penn
    Michael Penn at | | Reply

    Elaine,
    I was thinking a lot about Camus and Sisyphus today, and I think I picked up on something. Namely, if we don’t believe Sisyphus is happy, then we, in our short, insignificant lives, don’t stand a chance at happiness? Right? If he’s not happy putting everything he’s got into that boulder for eternity, then how could we possibly be happy doing whatever it is that we are supposed to do for the remainder of our working lives…if I’m not happy putting every last ounce of effort into tending vines and crushing grapes, managing weeds and mildew, and waking up early to fight frost, then I’ll be doomed to a life of misery and mediocrity…it reminds me of what Dr. Boulton told us last quarter, “Whatever you do in life, will be totally insignificant. However, it is of the utmost importance, that you do it. ”
    Thanks again for visiting us,
    Mike

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  6. Craig Williams
    Craig Williams at | | Reply

    Elaine,

    Thank you for all three superb articles! Paul is a wonderful person and great winemaker.

    Your Sisyphus/Camus discussion was brilliant and much appreciated. It reminded me of a late, dear friend and associate who majored in philosophy. We almost used “Sisyphus” as a name for a vineyard we had developed. We saw it as our annual pushing the rock up the hill: a never ending cycle of revelation depending on how we moved the “rock”.

    Best regards,

    Craig

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