Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A bit of wisdom

Pippi's nap time

I reflect on what is outlived in my life today. I've known for some time that holding on to anything ruins it, as does clinging to old ways, outdated ideas, worn-out relationships, and lifestyles that have run their course. As a culture, we seem to prize permanency. Certainly the familiar is comforting. But the way we were is not the way we are, and why would I want to still want to have those parts of my life that have lost their zest?
Joan Anderson

There are the outlived events and relationships
that we must celebrate and then let go of,
 and there are the unlived experiences that we must search for, welcome, and live into.

J. Anderson