Happy In Bag

Friday, July 06, 2007

Anywhere But Here

Their faces study phones as they text friends. They're contantly worrying about what happened earlier, or planning for what might happen next. When they're at lunch, they're thinking about work. When they're at work, they're thinking about lunch. Many people- myself included- often fail to appreciate the present. One of my companions has a phrase for this form of hiding from life- "Anywhwere But Here." I'm working on embracing the moment.


  • At 3:48 PM, Blogger WLIB said…

    You're in good company:

    "There are three wants which never can be satisfied: that of the rich, who wants something more; that of the sick, who wants something different; and that of the traveller, who says, 'Anywhere but here.'"

    - Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Conduct of Life, Part 7.

  • At 4:11 PM, Blogger Happy In Bag said…

    Man, I need to become a better Googler. I had no idea.

  • At 12:05 AM, Blogger Spyder said…

    "Embracing the moment" hmmm very spiritual.


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