Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Daniel....

If you haven't visited him yet at his blog, All The King's Horses, I recommend stopping by. Not just because he is in Iraq but because he is an awesome writer. When Daniel writes his personal experiences he does it in a way that makes you feel like you were there too. Not many people have the ability to do that. I consider myself very lucky as I have found those like him who challenge me to become a better person and a better writer.

Tonight he wrote a comment that stuck with me, I couldn't get it out of my mind so I decided to share it here, to put it into context it was about life and realizing that even when things have have happened that have been less than ideal, had we changed things where we ended up might be so very different; those we love we might not know.

It is that suffering happened - not to what extent - that matters. Like a vapor, suffering fills the space we create for it. Whether it be constant fear for our lives, or coming up five dollars short on the electric bill, suffering can be universally all-consuming, if we allow it.

2 comments:

Me4Prez said...

Similar sentiment as my favorite Garth Brooks song, The Dance

Lisa Renee said...

I'll have to look that one up, since I'm not a Garth fan...

:-)