Friday, September 22, 2006

Meant for Now

Wakefulness isn’t meant for a later date. ... Our creative lives -- the lives we’ve always wanted, full of revelry and rejoicing and the intricate textures of grief, the lives of potential fulfilled, time fattened with intention; they are meant for now.

--Elizabeth Andrew, in an essay entitled “Praying in Place”

3 comments:

Cynthia said...

I think this quote is going on my wall.

Erin said...

What a great quote! Thank you for posting! :-)

I have a post-it note on my cork board at home that says "You can only change your life by starting RIGHT NOW."

V said...

Geez.
V

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