A Good Life

There is no shortage of good days. It is good lives that are hard to come by. A life of good days lived in the senses is not enough. The life of sensation is the life of greed; it requires more and more. The life of the spirit requires less and less; time is ample and its passage sweet. Who would call a day spent reading a good day? But a life spent reading – that is a good life. A day that closely resembles every other day of the past ten or twenty years does not suggest itself as a good one. But who would not call Pasteur’s life a good one, or Thomas Mann’s?

Annie Dillard, The Writing Life

I think someone could look at my life and call it boring. I am by myself a lot. I don’t get out of the house besides work most of the time. But I do read a lot and learn Japanese (however slow). I am working on pushing myself to become more disciplined and discover my gift(s). I would like to have a career. But my life is built day by day. I don’t need to get to ahead of myself and panic because each day is not leaps and bounds.


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