“The way a book is read — which is to say, the qualities a reader brings to a book — can have as much to do with its worth as anything the author puts into it…. Anyone who can read can learn how to read deeply and thus live more fully.”
~Norman Cousins

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I read from my scriptures (book), but you can find scripture reference here.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

A Response To Genesis 1-5

How you inspire me! I find that all of the spiritual writing I'm doing lately is in response to the wonderful posts you produce.

Your comments about life and death frankly tickled my intelligence (which means it made me think). We, as humans are obsessed with life and death. It's as if the moment we are born, we begin to run away from our own death. We know it is inevitable; every plant and animal and all that we see remind us that our mortality is frail and comes with its own timer. We will decay. We will die. Like you said, the important thing is not to prolong our deaths, but to enrich our lives. There are people who grace this planet with only a few of their years, and yet leave indelible marks on our lives. And too, there are people that live long lives, perhaps too long, bringing nothing but negativity with them and are quickly forgotten once they exit.

How beautiful that your grandfather was able to live a long and fruitful life, giving love to his family the way he did. The influence of a loving grandparent on a child simply cannot be measured or underestimated.

I think also (as you said), that as important as life is, death is also important. It's a portal to something new and undiscovered.

There is a song that I like whose lyrics say, "Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end."

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