Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Dare to Ask of Life

While I am currently working on my next post, "vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore"...I want to keep my readers entertained, therefore I have decided to post my favorite piece of writing. I pay great tribute to James Kavanaugh, for this single work of art has deep significance for myself, as well as my brother...Tell me, are you one of us?

"Some people do not have to search, for they find their niche early in life and rest there seemingly contented and resigned. At times, I envy them but usually I do not understand them. And seldom do they understand me.

I am one of those searchers.

There are, I believe, millions of us. We are not unhappy, but neither are we completely content. We continue to explore ourselves, hoping to understand.

We like to walk along the beach; we are drawn to the ocean, taken by its power and unceasing motion, its mystery and unspeakable beauty.

We like forests, mountains, deserts, hidden rivers, and lovely cities as well. Our sadness is as much a part of our lives as our laughter. We are ambitious only for life itself and for anything beautiful it can provide.

Most of all, we want to love and be loved, to live in a relationship that will not impede our wanderings and prevent our search. We do not want to prove ourselves to others or compete for love.

This passage is for wanderers, dreamers, and lovers who dare to ask of life everything which is good and beautiful."
-James Kavanaugh, San Diego, 1970