Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Infinite Wisdom

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We went home to visit my family this weekend and had a lovely time. My brother Josh was visiting from Atlanta, so all the siblings were there except my sister who is studying at Trinity in Dublin. Good excuse! :o)

Josh is an exceptionally talented photographer who took the photo gracing today's entry. I'm trying desperately to get him to sell his work on Etsy. Stay tuned for that.

I read this in the car on the way back from Pennsylvania and thought I'd share it here. It's from the June 2009 edition of O Magazine.

"This, I submit is the freedom of a real education, of learning how to be well-adjusted: You get to consciously decide what has meaning and what doesn't. You get to decide what to worship.... Because here's something else that's true. In the day-to-day trenches of adult life, there's no such thing as atheism. There's no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship. And an outstanding reason for choosing some sort of god or spiritual-type thing to worship--be it J.C. or Allah, be it Yahweh or the Wiccan mother-goddess or the Four Noble Truths or some infrangible set of ethical principles--is that pretty much anything else you worship will eat you alive. If you worship money and things--if they are where you tap real meaning in life--then you will never have enough. Never feel you have enough. It's the truth."
David Foster Wallace, 2005 commencement address at Kenyon College.

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