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Posted by on Mar 25, 2011 in Family, Life, Moderation, Philosophy | 1 comment

Always A Journey

Always A Journey

I’m sure you’ve all questioned the “why” from time to time.  Why are we here?   Why is the sky blue?  Why is there so much unknown?

We watched “Eat, Pray, Love” the other night.  Sadly, I haven’t read the book since the majority of my reading over the past 3+ years have been pregnancy, childbirth & parenting books & magazines.  Maybe I’ll get to it someday, I rather liked the movie.

It brought me to a question that has crept up again in my life.  When we arrive on our journey to wherever it is we’re going, is it because we needed/wanted to be there?  Or did the path bring us to a place for no good reason at all?  With or without knowing, why does it take a journey for us to realize what we knew all along?  And for Heaven’s sake, why are we all so dang stubborn??!

The journey must always know, right?  Fate must always know.  I say follow that path!  Take that road!  Heck, RUN that road if it’s running you enjoy.  Seems mighty sophomoric  to think we are wiser than the lesson that fate holds.  There is always something to be learned in the end.   Life continues to teach,  as long as your eyes and ears are open always.  The answer is there somewhere.

My grandmother is 96 years old.  She has lead a beautiful life but lately has been caught somewhere between wanting to live and *not* wanting to die.  She has seen a lot and knows a lot. Yet she chooses to see and hear only what she wants to see and hear.  She always has.  She’s been mostly happy.  Now that her way of life has changed, and dramatically so, she is sad.  Very, very sad.  Maybe she missed a few of those paths, or maybe she chose not to take them.  I’m not blaming her, a lot has to do with her generation.  It was different back then.  If she was happy most of her life, isn’t it okay?  What you don’t know won’t hurt you, that’s for sure.  Ignorance is bliss.

So is that the key to longevity, closing your mind?  Or is it exactly the opposite – do we have to open our minds to let go of all we hold onto?   

Deep, I know.  Too much to think about?  I figured I had a fighting chance given it’s a Friday.  If not, come back another time and always feel free to share.  I like the contemplations life has to offer 🙂

1 Comment

  1. When I saw that picture, I stopped breathing.
    That is brilliant photography, and brilliant way to explain it.
    And I don’t have an answer to that, because sometimes being oblivious is good, but having the pain to think about things is a good way to feel alive and to choose….
    Am I on the right track?

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