Saturday, August 16, 2008

"tell me what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life" - mary oliver

i was at my friend rasha's funeral today (which was covered in the ny times) and in his eulogy to her, my friend josue mentioned several of rasha's favorite quotes. and it got me thinking ...

about the hurt of the past
and about the need to move on.
life is so short and fragile.
we can't waste time nursing old wounds
or being bogged down by all that has happened to us before.
we have to start fresh from this point on.
according to helen keller life is an adventure or it is nothing.
what will my next adventure be?
will i ever be able to let my guard down?
from this moment forth
what will i do with my one wild and precious life?


Her Mother said...

Life is so hard-
Yet, watching and listening to how you and your friends cope with this terrible tragedy has given me strength. I'm not doing so hot right now, but, thank you for giving me hope-- because Rasha's quote reminds me that I have that great gift of tomorrow, I can still plan my one wild and precious life.

*Bitch Cakes* said...

That was a powerful and moving eulogy, wasn't it? It's made me think a lot too.