Saturday, January 10, 2009

Quotes of all quotes

I saw this quote on someone else's blog and loved it instantly. I've been thinking lately about what I want to write and have felt a bit blah about writing on my blog. This quote has me going though. It's by Anais Nin.

"We write to taste life twice, once in the moment and in retrospection"

I think that is so beautiful. We do write, or I at least write things down to experience it again, or I guess in hopes that my posterity and their posterity can experience it once. Maybe a little insight to who I am and who I was. I love writing funny things, like the time I called a number in Provo, Utah hoping to find a meditation center (I needed some peace in my life at the time and was having a hard time finding it). I asked the woman on the other end of the line if they taught meditation there? She hesitated and said "No, we are a mediation center." I felt a bit dumb. I'd gone to the M's in the yellow pages(in a phone book, we used those back then) and had read it wrong. The funniest part was how annoyed the woman was. I laughed, she hung up. I also like to write down things that aren't always uplifting and happy, but tell about what's going on at that time in my life and feel it needs to be told. Like when Mark's Grandma passed away last year and it was very hard to watch Mark deal with the loss. She was a great woman. She loved basketball and would always talk to us about the Jazz when we lived in Utah and followed them. I love to write about my kids because they are the loves of my life, and Mark. They keep me young but then at times make me feel so old. Like with Kiah turning 17 in April then having a 9 year old that has one more year after this year and then she goes into Middle school. Then there is Miles who hasn't even started elementary school yet. They love me unconditionally, well so far they do ;) I love writing in my Journal and my blog. I need to remember that there doesn't always have to be something profound or totally amazing in order to write. It's just fun.


Mark said...

And now today Sofi ask's me at breakfast if I am the tooth fairy. :)

staceygriff said...

oh. funny that she asks you that but doesn't really talk about who Santa is? I love that she is still so innocent that way about the tooth fairy and Santa. I don't know what she pictures in her mind when she thinks of the tooth fairy? I stopped believing in all that stuff really early. She is so sweet that way.

staceygriff said...

oh what did you say. we need to coordinate here.