I have come to a conclusion. There’s no ultimate answer. It’s not even 42. There’s no bear claw (a lovely Japanese story I’ll tell you sometime). Loads of lessons, but relax. I’m not missing anything.
My entire life, my Mother would regularly announce that she had learned something that answered all of life’s aching questions. She had had an epiphany and finally knew the secret to happiness.
I am my Mother’s daughter. Some of my friends are, too.
Last night, we watched a beautiful film called “Departures”. It’s in Japanese and won an Academy Award for best foreign language film in 2008 (or 2009? … whatever….). I cried and cried. It was delightful and loaded with lessons. Right up my alley. The greatest lesson of all?
Enjoy the film.
Susan Scot Fry
Update… It’s so much easier to enjoy it all when my priorities are straight. Not that I need to be straight to find the joy. I mean, I am straight, but that’s just me. Not just me, but lots of my friends. Except the ones who aren’t straight.