Wednesday, October 9, 2013

” It is enough if you don’t freeze in the cold and if thirst and hunger don’t claw at your insides. If your back isn’t broken, if your feet can walk, if both arms can bend, if both eyes can see, if both ears hear, then whom should you envy? And why?”
-Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

On the other hand…

“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.”

- Henry David Thoreau.

I guess it is all about perception. How one chooses to look and see and to interpret the things that come into each of our worlds.

Perhaps George Carlin explained it best: “Reminds me of something my third-grade teacher said to us. She said, “You show me a tropical fruit and I’ll show you a cocksucker from Guatemala.”

1 comment:

Ray said...

"Hi, can I give you a ride?" casually leaning out the driver's window of a VW bug, bright eyed and flashing a movie-star smile. -- Teddy Bundy