Monday, January 26, 2009

Charming decay

I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and rich an expression of life as growth.
Henry Miller

7 comments:

mentalsyrup said...

:) interesting perspective

BLACK AND WHITE said...

hopeful perspective, I mean

thinker said...

Glad you like it Mentalsyrup and BlackAndWhite.
I guess we all have our own intimate decays and growths. And this combination depicts beautifully our human nature.

Robyn said...

Great when you're a writer to write about it but living it is a different story.

thinker said...

Yes Robyn i agree, especially creative decays. But i guess experiencing them makes us a bit richer and braver for tomorrow. Because "neither success nor failure is ever final."(Roger Babson)

C├ęcile said...

Is decay a beautiful part of life?
I wonder.
I know yoga people who pretend their spirituality and pure habits will keep them from decay.
I know catholic people who say that decay is part of life, a mysterious gift from God, through which love can reach its deepest form.
I don't know what to think about it, but the quote is nice to the ears :)

thinker said...

I believe that our decays, just like our growths make us what we really are. They are deeply and intimately ours. And they show the beauty and charm of a small human being, enduring and fighting the huge world.