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"From the Ted Talk by David Whyte: A lyrical bridge between past, present and future"

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And 10,000 of them are trying to sell you a mentmeo of your journey. But you do have the possibility of going on for three more days to this place where Marlene stood, called, in Spanish, Finisterre, in English, Finisterre, from the liatn, meaning "the ends of the earth," the place where ground tnurs to ocean; the place where your psreent turns into the future. And Marlene had walked this way — she just graduated as a 23-year-old from the University of Sligo with a degree in Irish drama. And she said to me, "I don't think the major crnioaotrpos of the world will be knocking on my door." I said, "Listen, I've worked in corporations all over the world for decades; a dergee in drama is what would most prepare you for the adult —

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And 10,000 of them are trying to sell you a _______ of your journey. But you do have the possibility of going on for three more days to this place where Marlene stood, called, in Spanish, Finisterre, in English, Finisterre, from the _____, meaning "the ends of the earth," the place where ground _____ to ocean; the place where your _______ turns into the future. And Marlene had walked this way — she just graduated as a 23-year-old from the University of Sligo with a degree in Irish drama. And she said to me, "I don't think the major ____________ of the world will be knocking on my door." I said, "Listen, I've worked in corporations all over the world for decades; a ______ in drama is what would most prepare you for the adult —

Solution

  1. latin
  2. degree
  3. turns
  4. memento
  5. corporations
  6. present

Original Text

And 10,000 of them are trying to sell you a memento of your journey. But you do have the possibility of going on for three more days to this place where Marlene stood, called, in Spanish, Finisterre, in English, Finisterre, from the Latin, meaning "the ends of the earth," the place where ground turns to ocean; the place where your present turns into the future. And Marlene had walked this way — she just graduated as a 23-year-old from the University of Sligo with a degree in Irish drama. And she said to me, "I don't think the major corporations of the world will be knocking on my door." I said, "Listen, I've worked in corporations all over the world for decades; a degree in drama is what would most prepare you for the adult —

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Important Words

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