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Lovely Literature: “Leisure”

20 Oct

I first ran across this lovely little poem about a year ago, and it really resonated with me.  Life and school were starting to pile up; and people kept reminding me that it was time to figure out precisely what I wanted to do with my life.  Everyone wanted answers as to “what I was going to do”, “where was I applying”, “where was I going?” I had no idea; well that isn’t actually true.  You see I went to law school with the idea that I could work with an auction house specializing in fine arts. I have been having a love affair with history for years, pretty much since my first history book on the ancient Greeks.  This continued through my undergraduate years, and it was supposed to be part of my employment plans. But then the financial crisis hit, Sallie Mae loans started getting higher and higher, and the jobs scarcer and scarcer.   That high-paying job at the New York law firm dealing with Insurance fraud started sounding a little nicer. Suddenly, I wasn’t so sure what I wanted to do.  I had already been so caught up in school and making sure that my laundry and dishes stayed done that I hadn’t read a history-based book or article in nearly two years. Did it really mean that much to me?–Wouldn’t the monetary reward of a big job be enough?

But that was when God used my world to step in.  Radio stations, news articles, Facebook posts, even those little Pinterest pictures friends sent me–everything around me was suddenly saying: “Stop.” and “Live!” Heck YOLO! was showing up everywhere.  And I came to the realization that it’s true: You only get one chance to enjoy the world.  I don’t care how you depict life after death (or the absence of it), you only Continue reading

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