Life is Short….

“Life is short, even for those who live a long time, and we must live for the few who know and appreciate us, who judge and absolve us, and for whom we have the same affection and indulgence.

“The rest I look upon as a mere crowd, lively or sad, loyal or corrupt, from whom there is nothing to be expected but fleeting emotions, either pleasant or unpleasant, which leave no trace behind them.

We ought to hate very rarely, as it is too fatiguing; remain indifferent to a great deal, forgive often and never forget.”

English: Sarah Bernhardt, portrait by Nadar (d...

Today I spent some time reflecting on this quote by the late 1870’s French actress, Sarah Bernhardt. She was known to be one of the pioneers in silent movies and although I have not personally seen any of her films, her photos and timeless words captivate me. So easy for me to forget that life is short.
Time to let go of the thoughts that keep me imprisoned to the past….I think Sarah might say, “Learn from the sorrows of your life and then move on.”
Time to do Life in the Now
To appreciate:
  • the work that allows me to support myself,
  • the mechanic who fixes the car charging only for parts and very little for the labor speaking out to me the usual mantra, “because I know it is a struggle,”
  • the church family that provides tons of support and healing for the soul,
  • the neighbor(s) who brings food just because and
  • the creative blog community whom I seek way too much affection from ( *sigh, I think it may be affection starvation or starving for affection….you know what I mean??) and not apologizing for, indulging myself in many of your conversations which my gratitude goes way out of this universe to even comprehend. 🙂
These are some of the reflections that went on today.
Thanks for your patience.
One last word about Sarah…..
She developed a reputation as a serious dramatic actress, earning the nickname
“The Divine Sarah.”
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Life maybe short but one can develop a Divine reputation! Au revoir!
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2 thoughts on “Life is Short….

  1. eof737 says:

    I’ll take the divine reputation… I love the things you listed that you were grateful for…Yes, life is short and we must live our best lives daily. 🙂

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