Wednesday, April 20, 2011
“In the entire history of the universe, let alone in your own history, there has never been another day just like today, and there will never be another just like it again. Today is the point to which all your yesterdays have been leading since the hour of your birth. It is the point from which all your tomorrows will proceed until the hour of your death. If you were aware of how precious today is, you could hardly live through it. Unless you are aware of how precious it is, you can hardly be said to be living at all.” Frederick BuechnerSometimes we need the reminder. I watched the movie "One Week" with Justin last night (streaming Netflix baby). How many times do we hear of a terribly tragic story of someone finding out they have little time left and we think to ourselves "I need to really start living now."
To quote the movie.
When you get those rare moments of clarity, those flashes when the universe makes sense, you try desperately to hold on to them. They are the life boats for the darker times, when the vastness of it all, the incomprehensible nature of life is completely illusive. So the question becomes, or should have been all a long... What would you do if you knew you only had one day, or one week, or one month to live. What life boat would you grab on to? What secret would you tell? What band would you see? What person would you declare your love to? What wish would you fulfil? What exotic locale would you fly to for coffee? What book would you write?
[Written on a black board: "To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."]
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. Maybe today is the day.