La Vie En Rose

So forgive the pretentious early-twenties philosophical  import of
this post, but it is a blustery day in Ohio the likes of which Pooh
waxed melancholy, and I am wrangled up in grey sweater and mussed hair
and sleeping dogs and thoughtful.


Is this it? You work and sleep and eat and fuck and make kids (maybe)
and make art (if you’re lucky) and consume culture/resources and get
sick and get well and complain about the weather/politics/the war and
then die?

The order of these events may, of course, vary.

When I was younger, I always thought there was more to it, but lately I’ve had a sneaking suspicion that maybe there isn’t.

So, you tell me.

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285 Responses to La Vie En Rose

  1. liberpolly says:

    no, there isn’t…
    “make art” part makes it worthwhile, though. imho.

  2. tidesong says:

    I love the Little Prince icon!

  3. There isn’t. It’s the stuff you do in between, the stuff that most people never even know about, that makes it worthwhile.

  4. ladiesbane says:

    Ceci n’est pas une pipe.

    We’re not here for a long time, we’re here for a good time.
    The business of life is living it.

    (Non, je ne regrette rien!)

  5. canoeu says:

    Adding on to the “learn stuff” comment, how about “unlearning stuff”–done much of that in my life. 🙂

    Also…playing…what’s life without a little playing? I still love going to playgrounds in the fall…

  6. That’s it. But you enjoy those things. That’s the point.

  7. judith_s says:

    Learn, teach, love, laugh. It’s not too shabby.

  8. rhapsody_98 says:

    That’s…. pretty much it. Once it’s over, apparently, we get to do it again.

  9. nikkif says:

    Well, you also get to love.

    What more were you expecting?

  10. whitecrow0 says:

    I feel like this all too often. :/

  11. Well there’s the thinking, which is probably the bit that leads us to hope for something more.

  12. norilana says:

    Of course there’s more to it.

    The whole point is to figure out what it is, while doing the living. 🙂

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