Nobody has any desire to leave. You ask them, “What is it again that you love so much about Seattle (Vancouver)?” and they answer, “We have everything. The mountains and the water.” – Maria Semple (from Where’d You Go Bernadette)
The Rapture of Being Alive
People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life, I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive. . .so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive. – Joseph Campbell
- 1: an expression or manifestation of ecstasy or passion
- 2a : a state or experience of being carried away by overwhelming emotion b : a mystical experience in which the spirit is exalted to a knowledge of divine things
Being in nature and getting away for a bit makes it so much easier to be at work.