Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Taken from my friend's wall...

"There are a thousand, thousand reasons to live this life"
-Marilynne Robinson

This quote (and possibly my excessive consumption of Mountain Dew) kept me up last night.

Reasons that kept swirling around in my head:

1. Seeing the stars on a clear summer night when you get home from studying at midnight
2. Living as you intended without air conditioning, with a compost bucket, in a house graced with flowers
3. Falling into a comfortable bed exhausted from a fulfilling day
4. That god didn't stop at creating a world that simply functioned but filled it with art and stories and beauty and magic.
5. Mountain Dew

What are your reasons??

p.s. I promise I'll write about the marathon soooon, just as soon as this last Neuroscience exam is out of the way on Friday!


  1. pretty much everything i do outside of the 9-to-5. (sad state of affairs!) if i had to sum it up in one word, it would be art. Or maybe love. love and art are pretty solid reasons, no?

  2. K:
    Just found your blog via E's questforeverything. I think you and I must be true soul mates, since I left that quote on E's wall after she hosted me for MY marathon! It's from a great book, Gilead.
    Can't wait to continue reading about your summer adventures. See you soon. (Has E told you about the pig roast plans?!)