Monday, December 8
Journey? Like, with Steve Perry?
We've all heard it said that it's not the destination but the journey that's important. I have always given that homily passing agreement but tonight, because of something on This American Life , it suddenly struck me, like struck me, that even if you do get your heart's desire, a published book, art in a museum, etc. that stunning moment is simply that. A moment in time. We really do need to take the time to get all we can out of the moments leading up to that next big (or small) moment.
I have been trying to be conscious of that and it is probably why I was struck so damned hard (Another homily about the teacher coming when one is ready to be taught comes to mind) as I do my finals. After all, these finals are in Photoshop! And Illustrator! Well okay, and in InDesign but ahem, the deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy it can contain. Or words to that affect.