Tuesday, July 8, 2014

with great admiration and respect...

someone posted an awesome awesome quote from abraham joshua heschel
on facebook yesterday.


'Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement, to get up in the morning
and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is
phenomenal;everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual
is to be amazed.'

i just now looked him up on wikipedia.
there's a lot there - but prolly the most eye popping thing is that his
sister was killed in a german bombing, his mother was murdered by the nazis
and two sisters died in the concentration camps.


and yet this man said what he said.

i was going to go on about some amazing thing that i delighted in today.
and i can't.

i think now what i'd like to share is that the man knew this incredible
deep, bone shattering loss and said what he did.

i thought it was a knock you off your chair quote BEFORE i knew that.
and now.....all i can do is bow my head in the deepest deepest respect.

had to share........

1 comment:

Diane in AR said...

Thank you for sharing Ter, what an incredible man and awesome philosophy - to have known so much horror and sadness and yet look at each day as radically amazing. . .wow. . .