photo by grassrootsmsw
Central Park, NYC
"This fundamental truth of the self can be realized only if the individual is willing and courageous enough to follow to some natural conclusion,
this moment of experience,
this facing the unknown,
and participating with the total commitment of the self.
Such expression, such passion for life
may emerge in written, spoken, graphic
or aesthetic forms in relation or in isolation;
in I-Thou encounters; and in silent, inner experience.
A compassionate willingness is required -
as is the courage to live before the fact,
before the understanding,
before any rational support or certainty,
to live the moment to its natural peak and conclusion,
and to accept with dignity whatever joy, grief,
misfortune, or unexpectedness occurs."