Sunday, November 27, 2022

Sunday, Saying Yes to the World


The great affair, the love affair with life, is to live as variously as possible, to groom one's curiosity like a high-spirited thoroughbred, climb aboard, and gallop over the thick, sun-struck hills every day. Where there is no risk, the emotional terrain is flat and unyielding, and, despite all its dimensions, valleys, pinnacles, and detours, life will seem to have none of its magnificent geography, only a length. It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.

Diane Ackerman, A Natural History of the Senses

2 comments:

Barbara R. said...

That last sentence has been quoted so many times!

Mystic Meandering said...

I am intrigued by those gnarly roots reaching out from the tree over the ground - searching for the trees nourishment... Kind of like life - how our hearts continually search for the comfort and nurturance that we need. And the phrase - to groom curiosity and ride over the hills (of life) everyday. I'm working on it :) It's a bumpy ride. LOLOLOL