It is irony that fills my sails now, that propels me on. The irony that surprises me is this: that the depths twin praise with grief, love with loss, pain with pleasure and in all of it i find myself grateful. I catch my heart smiling and that feels new. There is a TED lecture entitled “how to buy happiness”…turns out it’s by spending your money (or whatever your resources are) on someone else. I am so enjoying loving my son and my friends, involving myself in their lives…and they are letting me in. “THIS is where they know my name”…what luck! What a welcome home. Thank you cannot say enuf.
But maybe we knew it before, if we have loved. For love is a voyage too. And having loved, we should know we have lived.
Socrates said that an unconsidered life isn't worth living and a few thousand years later Australian art critic Robert Hughes added that an unlived life isn't worth considering. In the end, maybe the real risk isn't choosing to hazard ourselves. Maybe it's choosing to not hazard ourselves.