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Attention, unedited babbling

Life has a funny way of sneaking up on you, sang Alanis Morrissette in her 1995 song Ironic. She was right. Life does tend to take over if you let it. It just goes on, with or without you. The show goes on, it must. You need to decide, which role you take on in the play called “The life and death of [insert your name here]”. Are you the actor following a script? Who wrote the script? Are you the director? Or an extra? (by the way, if you haven’t watched Extras by Ricky Gervais, do so!)

That’s a lot of metaphors. Clichés? Maybe.

But do me a favor and think about it. Perhaps tell me about it.

I’ll leave you with some more wisdom from the philosopher on love, life and peace, John Lennon, from his song Beautiful Boy.

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.

Off to work.


  1. Life is what happens while you observe, carefully and act rather than react. Meditation helps! Yogash citta vrtti nirodha: let’s quiet the mind, its modifications or fluctuations (Patanjali)

    • marisainbetween

      June 10, 2017 at 9:36 am

      I like the notion of “act rather than react”, which requires that one is aware of one’s life situation (through careful observation)… merci, Sylvain 🙂

  2. Hmmm hard to make a comment that makes sense to this post!😘😅

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