I woke from a very upsetting dream early this morning. It disturbed me deeply. I tried to shake it off and focus on what was important, but the memory of it hung in the air.
I keep a collection of “quotes to live by”, and read a few trying to shine a light on my dark mood.
“The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.” -Marcus Aurelius
“There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.” -Henry David Thoreau
“I don’t want to live. I want to love first, and live incidentally.” -Zelda Fitzgerald
The quotes felt empty and distant compared to the darkness that enveloped me.
I tried to focus on the chores needing to be done and went into my daughter Briana’s room to collect her dirty laundry. She is a quote collector too, and has many taped to her walls.
I read the one directly above her hamper …
“Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more.” –William Shakespeare
It reminded me of a “Briana quote” that I have heard her say many times.
“Life would be so much more fun if it were a musical”
Her wonderful quote made me want to feel better, but Continue reading article