I stumbled across this tonight and, speaking as someone who collected quotes (and spent hours making ridiculously clumsy collages full of those quickly scribbled quotes and magazine pictures of my dreams during my adolescence), I was struck by how magical it is. It immediately cemented itself into the space in my brain cluttered with endless amounts of word-related things, jumbles of song lyrics, and twisted plots from escapist literature.
I am pleased that I happened across it, and I hope you will be too:
“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell
That’s fantastic. I love it when you find a beautiful quote (maybe in the form of a fortune inside a fortune cookie — those things can sometimes be profound) that somehow perfectly relates to your present situation.
That said, all quotes are much like horoscopes or those shows with a medium from Long Island — it’s all generalization and the remarkable ability of people to need to make something relative….which I’ve just done beautifully, whilst madly enjoying the evening that’s now become night, and if this is the life that was waiting for me (even as far back as) earlier today, I’ll soak it up contently and be willing to wait for what else is yet to come.