There are days when you just don’t want to get out of bed. Days when you feel that everything is meaningless. That no matter how hard you work, life will sometimes come and bite you where it hurts! You wonder if what’s if there’s any purpose to living. Do you really want to be alive?
Or is it only me who feels like Sisyphus?
In case you don’t remember him, he’s the guy who as a punishment for his sins was made to forever roll a massive boulder to the top of a steep hill. But his efforts were always in vain, for whenever Sisyphus neared the top, the rock would roll right back down again. Sisyphus was thus forced to start his labor all over again. – Greek Myth
I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable…but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.Agatha Christie
I think Agatha Christie got it. The feeling of being acutely miserable. But she also realized, like I do, that being alive is a gift. A grand thing, she called it. And I agree. There’s nothing about life – joy, pain, laughter, tears, loving, being hurt, trusting and having your heart broken – that is not meaningful.
Even the mundane is often beautiful in hindsight! Yes, get yourself into a real stressful situation – be very ill, or have a loved one at death’s door, have work coming out of your ears – and you’ll long for the daily routine!
In case you’re wondering why I’m publishing this on Wednesday evening, it’s because we had another of those Sisyphus moments – or hours. A short, yet intense, thunderstorm blew out the electric transformer in our housing colony. We went for 28 hours without power. I’ll spare you the gory details. Suffice to say, we’re still in recovery mode. But, believe me, it’s grand to be alive! 🙂
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