8/2/10

the rapture of Sam

Strolling through the web I found 
this article by Elizabeth Lesser on
becoming a grandmother.


A friend asked me if becoming a grandmother made me feel old. I didn't know what to say. It's not that it makes me feel young. Rather, it makes me know what matters; it wakes me up; it enlivens me. Joseph Campbell said that people are mistaken in looking for life's purpose in concrete and noteworthy ways. The only purpose there is, he said, is to feel "the rapture of being alive." That's what I feel as a grandmother. I am hooked up to a mainline of rapture in the form of a baby.
Amen.


3 comments:

家唐銘 said...

要在憂患恥辱的環境裡,創造我們自力更生的新生活。..................................................

Beth E-R said...

Amen is right. I've been a grandma for a little over a year. It's the best. One part I adore is watching my son be such an amazing father.

凱v胡倫 said...

與人相處不妨多用眼睛說話,多用嘴巴思考. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .