Sunday, February 4, 2007

the meaning of life

well first of all is there a meaning? one that we can touch or see, or even feel? or perhaps we walk through life searching for this meaning? and would, or more so, could it be possible to find it?

many people seem to say that life is synonymous to a road. it depends on the direction chosen, the path taken, and also the path not taken.

but not everything is the consequence of what is chosen. do we get to decide what we are born like? what family we have? whether a drought or flood will come the next day? some people probably don't get to choose much of their life at all, like a child living in africa, can they choose not to walk all those miles just for a bucket of water? can they choose to go to school for an education? ...but i guess the one thing that is chosen is to go on living, and hope for the best.

so the meaning of life isn't some two mile long scroll with billions of words on it, but perhaps it's those little precious moments that we seem to catch every now and then, a smile, a tear of happiness... finding joy in the most unlikeliest of places.

"life is either a daring adventure or nothing. to keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable" ~helen keller