Thursday, May 25, 2006

All that you leave behind

What is it going to be? Will your time on earth count? What will you look back on when you are old and in a holding pattern? Will you live long enough to be old? Do you even think about that? What will people remember about you? Will people come to your wake? What will they say...those who knew you, what will they tell your children? What impact are you going to have? Who will remember you when you are gone?

"We enter the world with a pure, unaffected point of view. As such, we perceive it with unadulterated clarity, but we lack the understanding to appreciate what we see.

With experience comes this understanding, but at what price? We lose the clarity of perception we were born with.

As understanding increases, though, we realize this. And then we become whole. Only through innocence can we become experienced. Only through experience can we appreciate innocence."

1 Comments:

At 11:00 PM, Blogger Saratov said...

i hope that we're remembered when we're gone. it's up to us to make sure we do good things that will help the world to remember us - things that allow us to make our mark. of course raising 3 kids guarantees you a place at the table. and a little bit of activism goes a long way! where did the quote come from?

 

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