"I smuggled in the assumption that what I wanted was a ‘thrill,’ a state of my own mind. And there lies the deadly error. Only when your whole attention and desire are fixed on something else — whether a distant mountain, or the past, or the gods of Asgard — does the ‘thrill’ arise. It is a byproduct. Its very existence presupposes that you desire not it but something other and outer."

— C.S. Lewis

Joie de vivre.
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theconstantbuzz: Blanket toss  (1955 © Harold Feinstein)

Joie de vivre.

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I’m assuming the photographer will have time to put down the camera and catch the boy…

I’m assuming the photographer will have time to put down the camera and catch the boy…

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Joie de vivre Tuesday.
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Joie de vivre Tuesday.

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Joie de vivre Tuesday.
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Joie de vivre Tuesday.

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Joie de vivre.
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FLIP

Joie de vivre.

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FLIP

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"

Some say we get what we deserve in life, but I don’t believe it. We certainly don’t deserve Bach. What have I done to deserve the Second Brandenburg Concerto? I have not been kind enough; I have not done enough justice; I have not loved my neighbor, or myself, sufficiently; I have not praised God enough to have earned a gift like this.

Life is a gift we have not earned and for which we cannot pay. There is no necessity that there be a universe, no inevitability about a world moving toward life and then self-consciousness. There might have been… nothing at all.

Since we have not earned Bach— or crocuses or lovers— the best we can do is express our gratitude for the undeserved gifts, and do our share of the work of creation.

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— Robert R. Walsh, minister emeritus, First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist, Duxbury, Massachusetts

Joie de vivre.

Joie de vivre.

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Joie de vivre Tuesday.
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Philadelphia 209 (by Michael Penn Photography)

Joie de vivre Tuesday.

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Happy Weekend! Catch ya Monday!

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Joie de vivre Tuesday.
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Joie de vivre Tuesday.

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