PLAY LIKE PICASSO
… you are one in 19,178,082
Monday Mar. 3, 2014
Living a good life seems best antidote for negative thinking.
Not like that cliché ‘living well is the best revenge’. That reads more like a joke greeting card than it does of any explanation of humans.
“Live well and prosper.” – Mr. Spock (the Vulcan salute)
Isn’t living well being happy and keeping busy with what matters to us?
Celebration of life – often used in place of funeral, memorial service – party, wake, gathering. Friends and family pay respect to someone.
Why aren’t we celebrating life of live people more often? More fully?
Friends, family, total strangers – around this world – consider that 1/365th of them are having a birthday today.
Every day out of 7 billion, many people have a birthday.
19,178,082 celebrate today.
Lets celebrate all of them, laugh with them, enjoy with them – this anniversary of their birth.
Lets do it again tomorrow – for 19,178,082 who celebrate tomorrow.
I have a friend with a birthday today.
A daughter with a birthday tomorrow.
I think repeating greetings is OK – so, tune in tomorrow!
I’ve been celebrating life more than usual of late, writing about people who have died, and who are dying. It has become a thing, not preoccupation, but I admit to having parts of it preoccupy my mind.
Some people read deeply on eastern philosophy (they’ve been living and dying far longer than the rest of us) … to reconcile life and death, living and dying. They do the karma math, the balance their rationalizations to explain good lives.
Pablo Picasso said, “It takes a long time to become young.”
Celebrate your life.
column written/ published from Calgary
morning walk: -24C / -11F, still very cold but ‘warmer’ , light overcast, steady breeze, traffic busy. Gusta enjoyed a short jog up the hill … until it got too slippery, so we walked timidly down again with lots of slipping but no falls …
Hi Mark, I really enjoyed this hour with Lister Sinclair. I have read your musings for about 7 years now, enjoying it every day. Thank you very much, TA, Calgary, AB
Sad that Lister Sinclair died, although it seemed he was an old man for many years..., CM, Calgary, AB