my friend Peter sent me this article. not that I am purporting that the statement that is about to follow is saying very much, but this is one of the very best articles I have ever read.
I think much of why this article affected me so deeply is very personal as well, since I have been wrestling with many of these questions for the last five or so years of life. More importantly, humans have been exploring these themes since the beginning of time.
In the smallest of ways, I struggle everyday to find meaning and beauty in the work I am given. I spend my whole self and my heart in order to strive towards that intersection of beauty and existence…
this article is an excellent summation of Becoming.
WHAT is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare?—
No time to stand beneath the boughs,
And stare as long as sheep and cows:
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass:
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night:
No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance:
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began?
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
- “Leisure” by W. H. Davies, human being.