Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Quotation of the Day
(from a magnet on my refrigerator....)


"The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware...
joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely,
aware..."
~Henry Miller

Alas! I must confess to having been distanced from a certain level of awareness today. For example, I had no idea that postage had gone up to 39 cents per letter until the sweet woman in the college post office left me a bill for 14 cents in my mailbox for the 7 bills I mailed out in this morning's mail.....Later on in the afternoon when I was taking off my skirt to get ready for yoga class, I realized I had worn it backwards all day....(I'm assuming no one noticed since I got no feedback on the fact that my skirt had the back pockets and zipper in the front....)....And tonight, when I was preparing the fixings for tacos, I opened a can of black beans, all the while thinking they were black olives....

Perhaps the Universe is sweetly reminding me not to take my life too seriously during these winter months and to laugh heartily at myself. Nonetheless, tomorrow I'll place the 2 cent stamps beside the 37 cent ones on a couple of things I have to mail, check to make sure that my clothes are right-side out and properly fitted, and read the labels on any product before I open it.

After all, the aim of life is to live, and to live means to be
aware......joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.




2 comments:

James Engelhardt said...

Mmm, olives. . .

MaryAnn said...

I didn't notice the skirt and I share half my day with you. Hmmm....who else is unaware?