Tuesday, May 04, 2010

A Faith of Verbs

I really like this quote:

"This is my living faith, an active faith, a faith of verbs: to question, explore, experiment, experience, walk, run, dance, play, eat, love, learn, dare, taste, touch, smell, listen, speak, write, read, draw, provoke, emote, scream, sin, repent, cry, kneel, pray, bow, rise, stand, look, laugh, cajole, create, confront, confound, walk back, walk forward, circle, hide, and seek." ~ Terry Tempest Williams (Leap)

I love words of action and experience, motifs that spread themselves out across the broad spectrum of humanity, rather like a Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, or an Everyman perspective of the world.

There is a lot to experience in this world - a lot of diversity in humanity. It is not possible to be fully human without experiencing the diversity of souls in humanity.


Anonymous said...

Baloney. What self-referential crap.

Basil The Wandering Fool said...

LOL, wow, so one of my 4 friends who actually reads this has gone and made himself/herself anonymous so they could post how they feel huh?

In truth, all of life is self-referential. You never really know anything but yourself. Every idea that enters your head is filtered through your past experiences, your feelings, your conceptions of the world. The "crap" that I'm talking about here is trying to get over that - trying to get beyond that and see the world through another person's eyes.

Nobody is truly human until they can do that.