The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a common place thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars…
– Jack Kerouac
Tired of lying in the sunshine,
Staying home to watch the rain
You are young and life is long, and there is time to kill today
And then one day you find, ten years has got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.
“Each of us feels some aspect of the world’s suffering acutely. And we must pay attention. We must act. This little corner of the world is ours to transform. This little corner of the world is ours to save.”
Stephen Cope, from The Great Work of Your Life
“If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man… life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we’re living right now.”
Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.