Friday, February 27, 2009

Quote o' the Moment - Wobbling

"Some people would like to stabilize the [Earth's] core and right the planet's axis. No matter that the planet enjoys its dance, its tilt. Some people, indeed some cultures, have set themselves up in the business of generating planetary stability. To this endeavor the Earth keeps saying, No, just learn to dance with me...

"If your ideal of perfection is changeless, if you imagine an Earth where things stay the same generation after generation--imagine again, for that will never happen. So too, if your goal for yourself is a state of static beingness, you need to change it. All life wobbles on this planet. Wobbles, or dances. As sometimes, when someone bumps into you on the dance floor, you turn to them with anger in your eyes. And sometimes, you turn to them and love stares back, and the bruise on your thigh was all worth it. So with Earth. It smiles, and rubs its hip.

"When you understand fire, you no longer stick your hand in it, you contain it and cook with it. When you understand the wobble, you no longer fear it or hate it, you move with it, use it. And sometimes, when your life is a mess, when you've been in therapy for 57 years and you're still falling in love with the wrong person--stop blaming your parents or yourself. Stop and take a deep breath and say to yourself--I'm living on a world that wobbles on its axis. It has seasons and changes. And sometimes, what seems to be going wrong in my life isn't really a flaw in my nature. It's just that I haven't learned to wobble with the world yet. The Earth laughs at itself. Can you?"

-Andrew Ramer

10 comments:

Siobhan said...

I have determined that humanity is on earth for one reason and one reason alone -- to learn to let go of control. At the bottom of all wisdom is that underlying message.

But it might just be me.

In any case, that was lovely.

Evn said...

You know, you may just be onto something.

Red Delicious said...

: )

Siobhan said...

I usually am. Unfortunately "on to something" is a terribly long way from enlightenment.

Jennifer said...

All hail Eris!

Evn said...

Unfortunately "on to something" is a terribly long way from enlightenment.

So what? It's a great place to start. :)

All hail Eris!

Fnord!

knottybynature said...

"Those who can laugh at themselves will never cease to be amused."

Hey, Evn...do you weeble when you wobble? :D

Evn said...

Yes! But I don't fall down. ;P

Thalia Took said...

Har har!

I have had the phrase 'wibbley-wobbley' stuck in my head all week. As said by Rowan Atkinson, or even better, David Tennant.

Just thought I'd pass that along.

Yvonne Rathbone said...

Without change, there would be no Kim Chee tacos or tempura fried ice-cream.