What Do You Like Most About This World?

Hope everybody had a lovely Christmas! Mine was a quiet, family affair and it was great. Any big plans for New Year celebration?

Other than being alive and well, as well as my family, my friends and other wonderful things I am lucky to have in my life (like holidays), this sunny, crispy morning I am really grateful for 3 things: Anchorman 2, which is going to be silly and funny, HBO Girls season 3 coming soon (I am a bit of a movie/ tv fan) and the Christmas fabric garland which I am only finishing by New Year 🙂

As if by accident, I ran into this thread on Quora this morning – What Do You Like Most About This World? Great question.  The highest voted response by Matthew Manning is really cool. Here it goes.

Somewhere in the world, a mother just stared into the eyes of her child for the very first time.

Somewhere, an old man is looking at the last picture of his wife and is deciding that he can’t go on without her.

Somewhere there is a couple getting married.  Somewhere there is a couple that can’t keep living like this.  Somewhere there is someone who would give anything to be with her.

Somewhere there is a drunk stumbling his way home.  His mind is spinning and his stomach is filled with hard liquor and regret.  He passes a tall, bright looking young girl who turned out okay even though she never met her dad, who she knows only as a hopeless alcoholic.

Prison bars are closing in a man on his first day on the inside.  A child’s doll was just thrown away to teach her a lesson.  An old woman just picked up a seashell to see if she remembered the sound.  Two friends just smoked their first cigarette in a park.  A teacher is straightening his tie.  A boy skinned his knee.  A mother hides so her children won’t see her cry.  A drug addict wishes she was back home, before everything got fucked up.

Somewhere, maybe halfway across the earth from where I sit now, there is a stretch of sea with no humans in sight.  There are fish swimming under the water that may one day be caught.  There are tide forces pushing that may one day be harnessed.  There are bits of rope from ships long sunk swirling near the sea bed.  This all happens with or without me there.

What do I like most about this world?  That it just keeps on turning, whether we like it or not.

About lolkin

Nomad of the Universe, nobody special, student of Ram Dass. I write about happiness, meaning and spirituality. Buddhist, mystic, bhakti. My book on Love Addiction is out on Amazon now.
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