okay, i was gonna say that this book is knocking my sox
off...but it's not. it's doin' something else...it's
quietly tucking me in at nite and holding me.
yeah, that's what it's doin'. and right now, that feels
she was quoting victor frankl the other nite and i wanted
to type out the whole thing. but it's kinda long. so i'll
just pick the part she italicized...
'you have your soul - what frankl called the last of the
human freedoms, the freedom to choose one's attitude in
any given set of circumstances.'
i read that and melted.
sounds really beautiful, doesn't it?
and then think of his story.....and it's just amazing.
(he's the guy who was in the concentration camps and lived
thru it and wrote 'man's search for meaning')
it's way more than beautiful...
it's way way way incredibly hard. just for me.
in regular good life.
how in the world did he do work that thru his life?
then last nite i read more....and wanted to type all
that out! again....i'll just take a tiny bit....
'i am learning that it is never either-or, but both
and more. not life or death, but life and death.
health and sickness, good and bad. both, and something
more. i am learning to love the human condition, to say
a full and rousing yes to it all, to work with it,
to choose it, just as it is, every day'
and that's a quote from a woman who has a whole difficult
life story that you gotta shake your head at and
wonder how she got to this point.
and it's tuckin' me in every nite.......
that's from 'broken open' by elizabeth lesser