Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Common themes: opportunity, regret, and living in the present

Why didn't I learn to treat everything like it was the last time? My greatest regret was how much I believed in the future.
-Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

So, rise up! Rise up!
There's no one to worship,
but plenty of life to lose!
I'm not saying, "Let's burn down the church,"
but do you want to hear my confession?
It's my greatest sin.
(Okay, here it is:)
I wasted half my life on the thought that I'd live forever!
I wasn't raised to seize the day, but to work and worship,
'cause "He that liveth and believeth" supposedly never dies.

-Cursive, "Rise Up! Rise Up!"

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