LOL I do so hope that I do not become that...ever! Sadly I have heard to tone of her voice in people...I usually try to make a quick get-away.<quoted text>
And yes, we can condition our minds to be able to experience these moments more often and more intensely.
I've always liked the phrase (and title) "The Unbearable Lightness of Being." Sometimes, the experience is more than we can contain without tears.
Thanks for sharing that.
How can anybody claim to be spiritual when they can't see anything in the world except degradation and horror?
Speaking of which, here's my favorite scene from a Woody Allen movie.
Max - Woody Allen's character - who is newly single, is at an art museum with his best friend's wife to meet and maybe pick up some women. They see a young Goth chick standing by herself gazing up at a huge abstract painting. Max decides to approach her with this ice breaker. Follow along at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =lqqYJvzfakEXX starting about 53 seconds in:
MAX : That's quite a lovely Jackson Pollock, isn't it?
GOTH CHICK : Yes, it is.
MAX : What does it say to you?
GOTH CHICK : It restates the negativeness of the universe. The hideous, lonely emptiness of existence. Nothingness. The predicament of man forced to live in a barren, godless eternity like a tiny flame, flickering in an immense void, with nothing but waste, horror and degradation forming a useless straight-jacket in a black, absurd cosmos.
MAX : What are you doing Saturday?
GOTH CHICK : Committing suicide.
MAX : What about Friday night?
[The look on her face as she walks away from him is priceless]
Funny that you should post this. On my way back from the farmers market I walk by this art gallery. I had seen this one piece through the window and decided I would go in for a closer look. Price of it was way over my budget but I loved the simplicity of it.
Geesh IANS...that was kind of depressing! LOL Sad that there are people that see life that way. I have a sister such as that...it is hard to be around her.