I’m a writer and photographer. It’s kind of what I do.
It’s kind of what we all do…
“A wise man once said that all human activity is a form of play. And the highest form of play is the search for Truth, Beauty and Love. What more is needed? Should there be a ‘meaning’ as well, that will be a bonus?
If we waste time looking for life’s meaning, we may have no time to live — or to play.”
Arthur C. Clarke, science fiction writer
I’ll admit, I’ve been trying to discern and pin down the meaning of life (really the meaning of my life) ever since I was old enough to put those words to it. Probably before.
Yes, I realize this is one of the least practical, most day-dreamy, answer-less things one can do with one’s time. But, like I said: it’s what I do. I observe and I write and I take pictures, and I try to figure it all out.
I haven’t figured it all out. It’s possible I never will.
I know I especially never will if all I ever do is sit back and observe and write and take pictures…
I have to–we all have to–jump in the game and live, experience, do, play.
No matter what.
Life has a way of leaving us all breathless with both heartache and wonder.
If you needed a reason, that’s why you’re here: to feel that. All of that.
True, that’s maybe a little heavier than I bargained for when I said I wanted to play. But I’m up for the challenge!
© Jaime Greenberg and discovered in play, 2012