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Friday, July 30, 2010

FRIDAY "55" ... ALFIE--WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT???


Wholly absorbed in the present
Carrying little of the past
Worrying not of the future

Attached to no person nor thing
I finally taste
The Symphony of Life.

It alone deserves this love--of
My passionate attachments:
Heart, Soul, Mind, Strength

Unencumbered,
Living in the Eternal NOW...
Of what else IS the meaning of life?

--steveroni
(inspired by Anthony De Mello)
 
The challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to write a story in exactly 55 words. Flash Fiction 55 is hosted by the G-man, (click HERE), a host with the most (years--grin!).

27 comments:

Kelly said...

Beautiful.

g-man said...

Well...
You obviously are not a Monty Python fan..hehehehe
Loved your 55 Maestro...
And You of course...:P
Thank you as always for your GREAT inspiration.
This Rocked!!
Have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

swputh said...

living now and here..Feel like a monk out there... Good one

Stan Ski said...

All my life I've been wondering, and you explain it just like that... :)

mrsnesbitt said...

The meaning of life - I mean - well life and what it means! It always makes me smile when people try to explain what life is all about - will we ever know? Do we have to know? Is it like a manual?

John's comments said...

The meaning of life? To die knowing you left something better then when you arrived...Just a fun 55 today!

Brian Miller said...

nicely played steve...to love well...the brings meaning to my life...nice 55.

PattiKen said...

Nice. best not to know for sure what it's all about. That leaves so many options open.

I’m up here.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Nice philosophy...

Mines up too.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

That is beautiful!

clean and crazy said...

simply elegant, you have a gift with words my friend. it is always a treat to stop by

izzy said...

Symphony ! I do love that word-
sound, shape, meaning...
yes balance and integrity, patterns, passion are wholeness
Good one !

sheri said...

it's THIS kind of wisdom that brings life and light to all who will hear...and i'm listening!!! such an excellent 55, dear steveroni :)

Yasmine said...

I love this :) in fact it's ME who's glad to have arrived here!
to tell you the truth, I've had this thing for sun rise and sun sets since I was a little girl, which is ironic because I'm totally a moon person :)
regarding Gauguin's quote, I do meditate (irregularly though, do you?) but I relate to this quote more as a dreamer..I see/live through imagination!
I gotta tell you I stumbled upon your blog because of your blogger picture (if you skimmed through my blog you'd know I'm crazy about violins)
in fact, I bought one and started my first lesson today lol but I'll talk about that in a new post :)

you're amazing :)
love from Egypt xx

Claudia said...

..the symphony of life... so beautiful...so true..so musical...you rock the place!

Nevine said...

This probes... in places we don't always go... because we live in the "eternal now", though the eternal now is all of life... if we care to stop and think. You've confused me, it seems. Yes, Steveroni, you've confused me... my mind's all in a muddle. Or no. It's not you. I've confused myself. To be unencumbered... that is what we all should strive for above all else. Awesome 55, Steveroni!

Nevine

Scott said...

nice, symphony of life... living mine as well!

Cosima said...

... History - is over ...
... Future - comes ...
... The symphony of life is always now ... and that is wonderful, glorious, gigantic ... I love NOW!

... Thanks for the 55 words ...

Sam Liu said...

Oh so beautiful, Steveroni! You express such an uplifting and profound philosophy in only 55 words, it is rather wonderful. This is my favourite 55 of yours to date :D

Monkey Man said...

Well orchestrated 55. An outstanding pyilosophy.

Mama Zen said...

This is exceptional!

Jingle said...

with such mindset, you are in heaven!

stunning 55.

marie said...

I've heard it said that we are the instruments and God is the conductor - life is the music. Just think how beautiful the music would be if all of the instruments played according to the conductor's will.

Syd said...

Aren't there encumbrances no matter how hard we try? Just walking to defy gravity is one. But to be willing to be free is an awesome thing.

dulce said...

YEEEESSSSSSs- SIR!
If only it was that easy to me
I am working hard on it though!

;)

Little Seed said...

Love your way with words! You are gifted. Your writing is a delight to read. Hugs, LS

sherri said...

beautiful! and very zen of you..
"be here now"
tough concept for many to grasp...
no attachments, no suffering...
everything impermanent...