Monday, November 14, 2011

Extracts: As long as you're alive

"But you're alive and as long as you're alive everything's really all right, in spite of everything else. No matter what happens, as along as you're alive everything's all right."
- from Camilla by Madeleine L'Engle



naida said...

Fantastic and so very true. It's all about being thankful and living in the moment I think.
I love the photo you chose to go alongside it.

patteran said...

So very true.

Nan said...

At the risk of exposing my low-brow
self, :<) do you watch Grey's Anatomy? Meredith expressed much the same sentiment in the last show. People were dead, and at the end of the show she noted things that usually would upset us terribly - I found the exact quote:

'I had a terrible day. We say it all the time. A fight with the boss, the stomach flu, traffic. That’s what we describe as terrible when nothing terrible is happening.

These are the things we beg for. A root canal, an IRS audit, coffee spilled on our clothes. When the really terrible things happen, we start begging a god we don’t believe in to bring back the little horrors and take away this. It seems quaint now, doesn’t it? The flood in the kitchen, the poison oak, the fight that leaves you shaking with rage. Would it have helped if we could see what else was coming? Would we have known that those were the best moments of our lives?'

John Hayes said...

How easy to forget that! What a sumptuous & beautiful photo too!

Elisheva said...

I like this. I say a similar thing to myself sometimes with EFT ( emotional freedom technique)
'Even though everything is a mess, actually everything is fine here and now', letting go for a moment, can feel like such sweet relief in difficult times, often the very times we find it so hard to let go.