Mere living

Indian Hunter by John Quincy Adams Ward, Central Park, New York City; May 2007

Indian Hunter by John Quincy Adams Ward, Central Park, New York City; May 2007

“How good is man’s life, the mere living!”Robert Browning

Can we really comprehend the meaning of the phrase “mere living?” If so, probably never as clearly as when we come face to face with the reality of our life’s inevitable end, whether soon or years from now.  I wish for you today a keen awareness of how good it is merely to be alive.  No matter what else is happening right now, regardless of the pains or sorrows we may be enduring, it’s a privilege to be here. I almost forgot that truth once, but I honestly believe I will never forget it again.

One year ago today:

An honor to live

This post was first published seven years ago today. The original post, comments and photo are linked, along with two other related posts, below. These links to related posts, and their thumbnail photos, do not appear in the blog feed; they are only visible when viewing the individual posts by clicking on each one. I have no idea why, nor do I know how they choose the related posts. That’s just the way WordPress does things.

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