Tuesday, January 24, 2006

love monkeys and tibetan flags

on npr, drive to work....

tibetan buddhists, high in the mountains, prayer flags clapping in airstream remind the people to stop and reflect on mortatlity. not death, but the finiteness of life. it helps remind them that, in all it's fleeting eyeblink nature, our actions should be purposeful, directed and towards a better a world. leaving a stamp on this life that improves the world and those around us. this meditation on their existence creates a satisfied and fulfilled existence in the harshest places. it helps them to focus on the present so that we keep in mind this better world.

why, driving in my powder blue grandma inherited station wagon dubbed the "princess car" by my daughter, am i not focused in my easy life? why do i let the vagaries of job and ambition cloud it?

so i focus.

my daughter and my son. my best chance to leave this world a better place and my best reason to remember the fleeting world and focus on the now.

and now is to bed...

soundtrack:
this morning: black rebel motorcycle club - rifles
posting: scrubs, 100th episode through the beginning of love monkey

1 comment:

mr. peanut said...

That's a beautiful sentiment.

I sometimes worry about my own mortailty, but never really stop to focus on the purpose of it all. It's hard to even know what kind of purpose there can actually be. I really like this one.

Thanks for that moment of reflection.