Tuesday, December 11, 2007

the meaning of life

Every morning I walk to work and today the sun was actually visible as it rose above the distant mountains and I found myself singing this song in my head. Really, it's better that way since I can remember Eric Idle's voice and not listen to my own or have anybody staring at me or dialling 911 on their cellphone.

I also remembered a talk I had with a doctor friend a few years ago when he was stressing the importance of stability. Easy for him to say. At the time I couldn't help but point out the fact that although we tell ourselves day and night follow one another in regular patterns as the seasons change that what is really happening is this: The earth is spinning around fast as hell and also wobbling back and forth while our entire galaxy is heading for an eventual tug of war with another that will cross our path in a couple of billion years. So where's the stability? The only place I can think of is in our hearts.


Anonymous said...

hmmmm...this was a real nice & thoughtful one....both the pictorial video & the thoughts....we really have to understand the true meaning of our life!

fairlane said...


fairlane said...

All of it.

NoExpertsNeeded said...

Thank you so much for the post...it started my day with a smile.

At my age, "bulging in the middle" is common :-) but with age comes the beauty of knowing the importance of finding my own answer to the 'meaning of life'. (And when I get stuck, I have over 100 people sharing their answers...in my book.)

Thanks again for a great post!
Louise Lewis
No Experts Needed: The Meaning of Life According to You!
(Stop by and share your answer!)

susan said...

So happy you liked it Kalyan and Fairlane.

Can we have your livers now?

Scarlet W. Blue said...

Stability is definitely relative.

Ben said...

Ah, so that's what that frazzled feeling earlier today was. The Earth must have taken a shapt turn.

That tune is fun to hum, innit?

Gary said...

You've made me very happy sister!

The video has my toe tapping and my heart racing, as I sit on the bed in my room in Ottawa (it's minus 18 outside) to the wonderful line at the end of your post.

My little blink in time is nice at this moment.

Anonymous said...

lol thank you. now it's stuck in my head