Monday, August 15, 2011

Am I willing to jump.......?

I have studied many times
The marble which was chiseled for me-
A boat with a furled sail at rest in a harbor.
In truth it pictures not my destination
But my life.
For love was offered me, and I shrank from its disillusionment;
Sorrow knocked at my door, but I was afraid
Ambition called to me, but I dreaded the chances.
Yet all the while I hungered for meaning in my life
And now I know that we must lift the sail
And catch the winds of destiny
Wherever they drive the boat.
To put meaning in one's life may end in madness,
But life without meaning is the torture
Of restlessness and vague desire-
It is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid.
(Edgar Lee Masters)

1 comment:

  1. Adam, this is such a brilliant passage. It is not as brilliant as you, but it is pretty close:) You are a force to be reckoned with and I am so happy to be your wife:) I love you more everyday!