We’ve been focusing so much on getting there that we haven’t been enjoying the ride. [Elizabeth Eulberg, Take a Bow]
A LOT of Life is missed out on in just this way. Focusing elsewhere. NOT BEing Present in each moment, imperfect and oftentimes downright boring as the moment might BE. I noticed this yesterday, painting, pretty much all day long. I wasn’t anywhere but Right There. It was delicious.
Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting Holy shit…what a ride! [Hunter S. Thompson]
You know, I have always grinned at the various takes on this quote. I BElieve it though. I think Life, lived safely and neatly, in ways where I DO my darndest to conform and BE “right,” is plain and simple the Life that I am NOT riding. It is the Life that I am thinking and constructing, building out of those Legos that are “in the box” instead of those I’m “discovering” along my way.
“Who says there has to be a point?" He asked. "Or a reason. Maybe it's just something you have to do.” [Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride]
Here’s what I’m thinking: MayBE all my “making sense of things” is a wasteful exercise?!
I love you, Currie