Tuesday, March 9, 2010
C'est la vie
"Be happy for this moment, this moment is your life."
- OMAR KHAYYAM
This is a quote I have as a magnet on my fridge from quotables and I so appreciate it. Perhaps especially on the days that don't feel all that wonderful. Our lives, emotions, go through so many phases and changes. Creativity waxes and wanes. We must be patient in those moments that we don't like, or that don't make any sense to us.
I've also heard this phrase: 'sunny weather, rainy weather, neither is permanent.' This is life. It's changing. And thank God for that! Somewhere along the line, there was a perception that steady, constant happiness was the thing to strive for. But look at nature. Look at our planet. Look at a teething child. Change is part of life. And it's not always pretty... nevermind easy.
And while we may not be able to grasp what any one moment means while we're in it, try looking back on those moments... I'll bet they make a little more sense now. They might even give you courage or patience for something you are about to face.
I link to a webcam of the Eiffel Tower, and I love seeing the changes that surround it. So, I snagged these screengrabs over several months to illustrate that the dark, foggy moments are as much a part of life as the brilliant, colorful ones. Sound familiar? Sounds like life.
Take a look... changement, vraiment c'est la vie!
©2010 Wendy Hudgins
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