Monday, March 2, 2009

I'm out of words right now, so I'm borrowing words from others

"The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the other.... The whole purpose of life is to live by love." -- Thomas Merton

30 comments:

mo.stoneskin said...

Fair enough, but I don't remember you asking to put a picture of me up, I normally charge a fiver for that.

McEwens said...

I have been thinking about you.... wondering how you were holding up through all this.

It is a great quote! I hope you are ok

Debbie said...

Living by love. What a wonderful quote.

Liz said...

So sorry to read about your friend, she sounded like someone worth knowing...peace to you.

Sunny said...

I love the picture and the quote is beautiful.

Mama Dawg said...

How pretty. Just what I needed on a Monday morning. Thanks!

Laura said...

Compassion and love, if only they could reach those who ache for those very things before they reach out in violence and internal destitution. Thoughts of love to all.

Erin said...

Hope you are holding up ok, Pseudo.

E

Cristin said...

Of course.

Sarah's Blogtastic Adventures said...

Awesome pic!

Sarah's Blogtastic Adventures said...

Awesome pic!

Fragrant Liar said...

Sometimes no words are exactly perfect. Hugs.

KJ

Sandi said...

I love your blog! I want you to know that read every post you write, I am often to busy to comment, but I read every word.

Your post on Change hit me hard! I loved it! Keep sharing and writing. I enjoy coming here everyday.

nothingfancy1 said...

Great quote...

Cairo Typ0 said...

Beautiful quote, lovely photo. "The purpose of life is to live by love." I needed that. :)

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Sometimes a picture is all you need.

Joanie said...

Words to live by. Thanks. I needed that.

Lisa said...

your blog just speaks to me- i dont even understand why really other than i was guided here and so here shall stay........i am follower 55 !

Casey said...

That is a great shot and I love the quote too! Stay strong over there...

sherri said...

sorry to hear about your former co-worker and friend. great quote. my mother-and-father-in-law's cat is named Thomas Merton. Wise man.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Beautiful words, beautiful picture. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

♥ Braja said...

Nice...I also like this from the Bhagavad-gita: "Compassion for the eternal soul is self-realization."

The Rambler said...

I love the Olomana song you have in the other post. Playing it now as I type this.

Thought of you the yesterday when reading the paper about that teacher in Ewa. So sad.

hillgrandmom said...

Sending warm thoughts your way. Went to the article about your friend and after that your picture and quote sounds so appropriate. She sounds like she was one great lady!

thistle said...

Compassion is one of those things that is hard to exercise, but necessary for our own mental health. Without it, we become one of 'those' people...one of those all twisted up and angry at the world and everyone, and unable to cope with the crap that happens around us. Compassion is needed to combat the weirdness that puts us off, and that occurs around us on a daily basis.

Hoping you're able to continue to find compassion despite such a horrible thing that has touched your life.

LiLu said...

I hope you're doing well, love. That quote is beautiful. My best wishes go out to you and her loved ones.

Melissa B. said...

Well said, and I LOVE the snap! One of yours? Hang in there. Sunshine usually appears from the most unlikely of places!

Beth said...

Compassion is a gift that seems to be something a person either has or doesn't. Much like common sense.

And based on the depth of your writings (and you are an excellent writer) and the sincerity in your comments, YOU are a truly compassionate person.

I love your introspection.

Maki said...

Aloha,

Rerouting myself from The Rambler's blog. I grew up in Hawaii, but I'm residing in Florida at the moment...

I am trying to make more blogging friends from the islands..

Anyway, I love the quote that you posted.. It's so true and beautiful.

I'll be back again:)

Captain Dumbass said...

That was a nice quote.