Thursday, February 24, 2011

a series of moments

often, we perceive our days as being filled with soul-killing anguish, with nothing to grant us reprieve.
As the sanding wheel cast sparks in every direction, I remember one thought spinning through my head:

I'd rather be any place on earth than here right now.
- Christopher Laney, "Lessons From the Cockpit"

too often, we keep our heads mired in these defeats of the day... our eyes are averted from all else; focused on our tragedies... but if we only look up; often we will discover that wonder and glory surrounds us.
[Moments later] we watched the dolphins leap their way to the opposite horizon, only one thought leapt through my mind.

There is no place on earth I’d rather be right now.
- Christopher Laney, "Lessons From the Cockpit"

life appears to us as a series of moments... what we seldom realize is there are "moments" happening all around us; many which we do not see... like Plato's Allegory of the Cave, we condition ourselves to focus only on the shadows in front of our eyes... we believe that the shadows are reality... we cease to wonder.

but the world is filled with such inspiring sights... if we only open our eyes to them, we couldn't help but sit in awe... to see the glory and wonder that surrounds us every day.

"We do not remember days, we remember moments. The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten." -Cesare Pavese

"He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed." -Albert Einstein

"Wonder is the beginning of wisdom." -Plato

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