What is life?

April 27, 2010

In life, there is no ultimate award to be sought, no special achievements to be obtained, no sole objective to be reached…

Life is long, tedious war to be fought

a lengthy, changing journey to be experienced

a Feeling, a Rarity, a Privilege of a thing to be enjoyed and loved (for nothing else can justify it) all the way through…

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One Response to “What is life?”

  1. devin said

    Quote on Ben’s blog that I delicioused:

    The “living in life” concept comes from Joan Didion, whose quote to this effect I reproduce in the Introduction of my book. It’s from her UC Riverside commencement address:

    I’m not telling you to make the world better, because I don’t think that progress is ncessarily part of the package, I’m just telling you to live in it. Not just to endure it, not just to suffer it, not just to pass through it, but to live in it. To look at it. To try to get the picture. To live recklessly. To take chances. To make your own work and take pride in it. To seize the moment. And if you ask me why you should bother to do that, I could tell you that the grave’s a fine and private place, but none I think do there embrace. Nor do they sing there, or write, or argue, or see the tidal bore on the Amazon, or touch their children. And that’s what there is to do and get it while you can and good luck at it.

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