"In every moment, the quality of your life is on the line. In each, you are either fully alive or relatively dead."
So says a Dan Millman, who for all I know could be relatively alive for fully dead.
He's quoted by my normally sensible pal Suzanne, on Facebook.
"Oh, for heaven's sake," I commented. "Why do people say things like that? Doesn't Dan Millman, whoever he is, ever surf the Internet or watch the last third of a Sanford & Son episode?"
I can tease Suzanne because I too am more than capable of manic giddiness. Just last week I sent this bubbling bunch of babble to my best pal and my sister, and 20 minutes later thought: What was I thinking?
Fully alive is good for writing, but relatively dead is what an editor ought to be.
I still don’t get what you have against life gurus who say, “Be nervous about everything at all times.”
David Murray says
You had me at “life gurus.”
The last third of Sanford & Son is the BEST PART!