Friday, April 09, 2010

Follow Up

It seemed that some of my musings from the last post resonated with several of you. I came across a quote the very same day that summed up in a few lines exactly what I've been thinking about, and at the heart of why I started this blog in the first place. I did a lot of reading that day, and I think the quote showed up on a blog. If it was your blog, I apologize for plagiarizing the quote you plagiarized. ;)

"For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin, real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. A last it dawned on me that these obstacles WERE my life. This perspective has helped me to see there is no way to happiness. Happiness IS the way. So treasure every moment you have and remember that time waits for no one. Happiness is a journey, not a destination."

Alfred D. Sousa

I don't know who Alfred D. Sousa is. Brother to John Phillips, perhaps? If so, it makes sense why he was able to state the "happiness on the journey" theme so eloquently. If your brother was in the other room playing big band music on the tuba all the time, you'd have to get philosophical just to keep from blowing your brains out.

No comments: