Friday, September 7, 2012

A Lesson From My Mother I Live By …

… or, at least try to.

This topic was brought to the Loose Blogger Consortium by Maria, the Silverfox.  It is excellent in my mind in both its simplicity and its relevance.  My observation is very much along the same lines.

My mother once told me that, “Everyone lives and everyone dies.  The trick is to LIVE all the way to your death.  Very few do.”

I think she is right and I am trying to live it out.  It’s a good life, but particularly poignant to me right now as my good friend and fellow LBCer takes in the passing of his father this week.

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  1. Make that LBCers (don't forget Padmini)and I am with you!

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    1. Indeed, GM! My bad. My heart goes out to both of them and to Barath. It is always a life event that affects you deeply.

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  2. “…. suffering at the beginning of a life is felt to be made good by subsequent achievement. It can be seen in retrospect as a trial or apprenticeship, as part of a larger story of success. By contrast, suffering at the end of a life remains unredeemed – unless of course we look beyond this world. This is the permanent truth in Solon’s dictum ( “Call no man happy until he is dead.”). It is only with death that the overall shape or meaning of a life comes into view. Calling a life happy or unhappy before the end is like calling a play tragic or comic before it has run its course.”
    ~ Robert and Edward Skidelsky in ‘How Much Is Enough?’



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  3. Fos it sometimes amazed me how with such different upbringings we seem so similar in many ways.

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    1. Yes, some traits seem very expressive and awfully resilient, don't they. With a friend like you, it is easy for me to be comfortable.

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  4. @Rummuser

    That is right on the nose, Rummuser!

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  5. @blackwatertown

    Don't take away my Nova!

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