There are so many quotes out there, and now they're plastered on mugs and notepads and little wooden signs on shelves at TJ Maxx.
So, each week, when I think of which quote I'd like to ponder, I'm aware we've all been a bit inundated.
There is a temptation to throw the baby out with the bathwater here, but then I come across something so true, said in such a simple way, that it really does make me pause and wonder: how would my life change if I applied that little nugget of wisdom?
Sometimes the quotes are from friends over coffee or even sitting beside someone at a dinner party, some random stranger who says something off-the-cuff that sticks with me years later.
Sometimes the quotes are from the masters, ancient and otherwise, which is how it is today, on this muggy Saturday morning (temps expected to reach 95).
Few say it better than Socrates, Aristotle, Nietzche, Plath, Plato, Buddha, Hemingway, Keats and...wait, there are a lot!
Here is Socrates:
This quote seems appropriate to me in many ways but especially because we move so often and I leave every place we've ever lived (except PA) with claw marks.
But there is no point in clinging to the past, even if it was good, because change happens when we build something new.
Sometimes, fighting the old can simply be living in the past or wishing you could go back to something or someone or some place that existed before but is too far away from the now.
Letting go is an art.
I'm asking myself today: what new do I want to be building?
I hope everyone is having a beautiful, brand new day.