Thursday, August 28, 2008

Life hands you lemons...

Michelangelo said the best way to judge the essential elements of a sculpture is to throw it down a hill and the unimportant pieces will break away. Sometimes life is like that. It tosses us down a hill. But when we reach the bottom and only the important things are left, that's when our vision clears. That's when we hold on tight to what we know, while hope stirs inside us. It's all a matter of perspective.

"You know that feeling when you wake up in the morning and you're excited for the day? I haven't felt that for awhile. That's one of the main goals in life."
--Kirsten Dunst

Life and death, energy and peace. If I stop today it was still worth it. Even the terrible mistakes that I made and would have unmade if I could. The pains that have burned me and scarred my soul, it was worth it, for having been allowed to walk where I've walked, which was to hell on earth, heaven on earth, back again, into, under, far in between, through it, and above.

I don't think we're ever ready for anything. Sometimes life hands you lemons when you'd rather have oranges, and you're just expected to make lemonade.

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