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An Important Question

Dear friends, old and new:

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6 thoughts on “An Important Question

    • Jennifer Lioy says:

      In a typically unproductive, unhelpful, and incredibly biased way, I ask: Who’s to say it’s a waste? Who’s to say what is a waste?

    • Jennifer Lioy says:

      And because the question came first from Mary Oliver, I’ll provide a response from her as well.

      โ€œWhen it’s over, I want to say: all my life
      I was a bride married to amazement.
      I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

      When it is over, I don’t want to wonder
      if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
      I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened,
      or full of argument.

      I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.โ€
      Mary Oliver

      And thanks so much for reading and commenting!

  1. I have changed my priorities. I make time daily to spend with family. Busy or not. Can’t take money with you. I learn the memories of family time become more important with age.

    • Jennifer Lioy says:

      I’m 21 and I feel this everyday. I struggle finding a balance between trying to gain life experience (or whatever it is that everyone values so much) and being with the people that love and care about me. I keep wondering how much actual living I miss and will miss for sake of “living.” Know what I mean? I realize that was unnecessarily convoluted…

      Life is really, really short, I guess is all I mean to say.
      Thanks for reading and sharing!

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