Enjoy The Ride

Foot Loose from the series, Arena of Dreams. Copyright 1989, Joan Z. Rough

The great affair, the love affair with life,                                                                                      is to live as variously as possible,                                                                                                    to groom one’s curiosity like a high-spirited thoroughbred,                                                    climb aboard, and gallop over the thick, sun-struck hills every day.

Where there is no risk, the emotional terrain is flat and unyielding,                                    and, despite all its dimensions, valleys, pinnacles, and detours,                                          life will seem to have none of its magnificent geography, only a length.

 It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery,                                                                          but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.

Diane Ackerman

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2 Responses to Enjoy The Ride

  1. patti stark says:

    a sweet poem – patti

  2. Becca says:

    Indeed.
    Just read Ackerman’s latest book, One Hundred Names for Love, about her husband and his recovery from a very serious stroke. Pretty fascinating.

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