Recently, my friend Kate posted on Facebook:
I've been juggling a lot lately and while usually I can handle it, sometimes I wonder, what am I doing this all for? It might because I hit my twenties this year and suddenly the fact that I need to go through life more smoothly than this guy going up an elevator. #adultingFrom Liz Gilbert as she quotes "Richard from Texas,"
"He said, with such sincere tenderness: 'When will you begin to understand the preciousness of your own life?'"
Before you can decide what to do "with your one wild and precious life" (Mary Oliver), you have to BELIEVE that it is!
Thank you for the reminder, Liz Gilbert.
Mary Oliver's poem, "The Summer Day" with the last line, "What will you do with your one wild and precious life?" touched me. It has since the day I first read that line and it will continue to do so. It's so easy to fall into that trap of doing what everyone else is doing because society deems it so without realizing that your life is precious and crazy.
And so, to pass on the quote to someone who may need it, here's a desktop background that I made. Hope you enjoy!
download link (without watermark) after the jump