Saturday, January 31, 2009

Day NINETEEN: Words from a Dad...

I started reading a new book today by Alan Alda, a.k.a. Hawkeye from M.A.S.H, "Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself".  Truthfully, I was only into the second chapter when I read this lovely passage.  Lovely, because it is addressing his daughter (and her graduating class) upon graduation from college.  Lovely, because it speaks to me as a daughter whose own father could wish something like this, but is unable to express it.  But lovely also because I am a mother who wishes this for her own children.  That said, here is the part that spoke to me (but the whole speech is quite good)

"Be brave enough to live life creatively.  The creative is the place where no one else has ever been.  It is not the previously known.  You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.  You can't get there by bus, but only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you're doing, but what you'll discover will be wonderful.  What you'll discover will be yourself."

I am thankful today for words such as these, to lift the soul, but also to direct it Home.

1 comment:

Yaz and Rob said...

Definitely what I needed to hear today. I have been feeling worn down with my life decisions of late. Then, when I read your quote I remember how rich and essential the path Rob and I have taken is for us.