Friday, August 03, 2007

A Thin Line

Don’t drown in nostalgia. I think it can be incapacitating. Roget’s Thesaurus lists maudlin, mawkish, cloying as related words—whereas memory brings to mind remembrance, remembering, review of things past.

There’s a thin line between nostalgia and memory—one can mire one down and the other provides a satchel full of diary markings.

I think it’s easier for people to tell their tales from the repository of their memory. One needs to keep their plate full—to dream and to plan on how to actualize their dreams. Don’t think in terms of limitations, of boundaries.

“We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize.”

Thich Nhat Hanh


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