Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Very few of us are what we seem

I have been a slothful blogger as of lately. I guess I just haven't felt in a poetic mood lately. One week from today, I move away from home for the first time in my life. What should be a reflective period in my life is, well, oddly rather void of any deep thinking. I have a few poems in mind I'd like to post soon, so keep an eye out for that. Tonight however, Agatha Christie has caught my attention. I'd like to post a few quotes by her.

Agatha Christie

“Very few of us are what we seem.”

“I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.”

"But there is a great deal left. Operas and concerts, and reading, and the enormous pleasure of dropping into bed and going to sleep, and dreams of every variety... Almost best of all, sitting in the sun--gently drowsing... And there you are again--remembering." In her autobiography

“It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.”

What makes you aware of your love for others? Is it when you see them looking ridiculous? Is it the curious ache of your heart when you see their tears? Perhaps the faint smile that comes subconsciously to your lips when ever you think of them? Or the way your day feels half empty and horribly dull without them?


Marilyn said...

I think it means to observe and experience what life has to offer. Don't be afraid or too distracted to appreciate the experiences and let them affect you.

Cierra & Matt said...

Thanks V! (luv ya muchly too)I am feeling lots better. How are things going in your new set up?

Anonymous said...

I was just typing in my thoughts into the search engine and your blog popped up, very cool!

I think when you are thoroughly frustrated with someone and you want to hug them, you become aware of the strength of your love and its ability to transcend the self (your self).

Val said...

Hey thanks for checking out the blog and commenting! I'd agree with you. Love is all about transcending selfishness and loving something more than yourself.