Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Look up at the stars
"One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away."
I have to say that I have looked up at the stars and into the depths of the ocean and at many wonders in Nature. But I have also looked down at my feet just to keep myself from falling flat on my face. But thankfully, I have never ceased to wonder.
As for work, I am engrossed in it still. And with a greater ease than I've had in many years. I am thankful that there is much work still to do, maybe now more than ever. I am still looking for solutions, even when the problems seem insurmountable. Lamentation is allowed but action is much more meaningful to me.
And the last thought about love.....well, I am glad that I haven't squandered it. Maybe I have been a slave to it, but I am glad to have loved and been loved with both furious passion and quiet resolve. It is sometimes painful but ultimately worth the price.