"If you haven't had your life, what have you had?" -- Henry James
"Oh, the experience of this sweet life." -- Dante
|Sunset at Fort Desoto Park in St. Petersburg, FL|
"Life is here and it is now...either we meet it, we live it or we miss it. All life resides in the narrow margin and the broad expanse of the moment. It is in the doing, the dreaming, the feeling and the caring. It is always present in a glorious attempt, a lofty dream, a brilliant insight, an irreplaceable experience, a calming breath, an unbelievable feeling and an irrepressible passion.
An unlived life is littered with 'could haves,' 'should haves,' and 'if onlys.' Each moment greets us full of possibility and leaves us hoping we are better for having met. While it is true that we only have right now, there will never be a time when it's not now. Grandma Moses said it best, 'Life is what we make it, always has been and always will be.' " -- Kobi Yamada (an excerpt from the book "be")