RETURNING TO LIFE AFTER BEING DEAD by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
“When I am feeling dreary, annoyed, and generally unimpressed by life, I imagine what it would be like to come back to this world for just a day after having been dead. I imagine how sentimental I would feel about the very things I once found stupid, hateful, or mundane. Oh, there’s a light switch! I haven’t seen a light switch in so long! I didn’t realize how much I missed light switches! Oh! Oh! And look — the stairs up to our front porch are still completely cracked! Hello cracks! Let me get a good look at you. And there’s my neighbor, standing there, fantastically alive, just the same, still punctuating her sentences with you know what I’m saying? Why did that bother me? It’s so… endearing.”
This children’s book author passed away last week, she died of cancer. This is a powerful piece of writing now particularly poignant in the light of her passing.
Oh to live life fantastically alive and ‘in praise of the precious miraculousness of the mundane’!
(Quote taken from Brain Pickings by Maria Popova, original article found here, this article is worth a read and the newsletter worth subscribing to)