The Muse

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Why Have the Thirst if not to Drink the Wine?

*And why have eyes that see
And arms that reach
Unless you're meant to know there's
Something more?

If not to hunger for the meaning of it all
Then tell me what a soul is for
Why have the wings unless you're meant to fly
And tell me please why have
a mind
If not to question why?

*Where is it written? Sung by Barbra Streisand (Yentel), written by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

Check Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and you will see an abundance of motivational videos, inspirational sayings, pictures, and brainy quotes.

People are reaching for something more.

I do know the meaning of life; it isn’t some big extravagant purpose, nor does it reach lofty realms that end at the pearly gates—and who said the gates are encrusted with pearls anyway, or that there are any gates at all? (Is that to lock people in or lock people out?)

We have been given a gift.

The gift is life. And our purpose is to experience it.

Aren’t we lucky?

Too simplistic you say?

Okay, give me a better reason for being here.

Some say it is to heal old injuries, to grow, to understand, to save humanity, to change the world, to make the world a better place (as though it is a bad place), to serve God (Does He want to be served?)

God’s God. He/She doesn’t need us to serve Him, to adore Him, to obey Him, or to worship Him.

Are we afraid to question lest God condemn us for our lack of faith?
Well, now that is a number someone did on us.

Once I told daughter number one, “Nobody said it would be easy.”

Her answer: “Well, somebody should have.”

I love it.

The young ones can be so astute.

Look around. Many spend their lives inking out a living–going to work, only to come home exhausted in spirit and flesh, flop on the couch, have dinner, and if they have children, tend to them, do a little house-keeping maintenance, go to bed, and begin it all over again.

We didn’t come here to be slaves. 

The irony is that some look forward to retirement so they can get out of the rat race, only to experience boredom, and die shortly thereafter.

Retirement is a reason to do something you have always wanted to do.

What is that?

Invent? Begin an online business, paint, write, read copiously, take Quantum physics classes, tutor a child in reading, rest, yes rest, enjoy it, languish in it. Now, get up and do something.

And men, don’t follow your wife around like you are lost. Find yourself.

When I say to experience life—I mean, find the juice in it.

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