Tuesday, March 13, 2012

On letting ourselves die

“While we have the gift of life, it seems to me that only tragedy is to allow part of us to die - whether it is our spirit, our creativity, or our glorious uniqueness.”
I often find myself wishing I had had the chance to talk about stuff like this with her. She so obviously got it.

Your turn: How do you keep yourself from slipping away?

1 comment:

Kalei's Best Friend said...

It seems that those that are in a dire situation seem to get it... Its sad that that may be the only time when we do get it... I learned more about death after losing my husband, brother, grandma, and a few friends... And the quote from Ms. Radner is so profound, what a hell of an epiphany she had... then again, she was wise beyond many of us... I think that if we allow tragedy to consume us, we do lose our creativity and everything she has mentioned.. Our mind stops, and we are not productive not only to others but to ourselves which is the most important.