Ms. Lindbergh really did have a way with words. A beautiful way of describing something. The lovely Whimsey Keith had this quote on her blog the other day and it really struck me. "...a wall between my thoughts and wishes and their expression." I love that!"Oh, I have had so much to say to you [a friend] and now there is a kind of wall made of the paper and the pen and the scratchy noise of the two; a wall between my thoughts and wishes and their expression." ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh
So often that really is true of me. The fact is, I do have lots of thoughts. I have lots of ideas. But when it comes down to actually typing/writing them out? HA! Doesn't happen quite so easily as I imagined it.
This is true of me in real life also! Much of the time when I'm talking with someone, my mind is full of things to say. But getting them from my head to my mouth and out for hearing? Difficult! So I stumble around and sound like an idiot, or I say nothing and sound like an idiot. Either way, it doesn't work well in my favor. (I can hear you thinking that for someone who gets quite verbose in my posts, how is possible that I can't find things to say. Well. In writing, I can get my thoughts out when they come and then read over them and change things and reword things, etc. So what you get has been gone over many times! When talking, you have to respond right now. There's no time for rewording or proofreading. And I don't think fast on my feet. Just a simple fact. But true.)
And another one! Just a reminder to live life richly! Live like you mean it. Enjoy the moments as they come because they'll never come again. A friend of mine's husband died this week. He was an old man and had lived life fully. He could tell me story after story of all that they had experienced in life. And I would sit there completely entranced and very entertained. (They've lived amazing lives!)"...it never occurred to me before when people said to me, 'Live from day to day--just live from day to day,' that the important thing about doing that was not just that you worried less but that you lived more richly. If you let yourself be absorbed completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments." ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Point is, life is short. Eat dessert first. Take a walk. Spend time with friends. Read a good book. Laugh. Hug. Smell the roses. LIVE!