As writers we live life twice, like a cow that eats its food once and then regurgitates it to chew and digest it again. We have a second chance at biting into our experience and examining it. This is our life and it's not going to last forever. There isn't time to talk about someday writing that short story or poem or novel. Slow down now, touch what is around you, and out of care and compassion for each moment and detail, put pen to paper and begin to write. [Natalie Goldberg]
Although the image is NOT lovely, I love this. We are so lucky, BEing able to write, share in words what touches us, deepens our experience, and makes us live Life full-contact, full-out.
Life is a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present, an indication of a future beyond knowledge, the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter. [Charles Lindbergh]
It is the Past, its “culmination,” that trips me up. BEcause, you see, there is really no end or final result. As long as I am breathing there is Life and its culmination is NOT anything I’ll ever touch or contain.
Reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it. [Lily Tomlin]
Sometimes simple silliness says it best.
I love you, Currie