Life!!

photo by Euroangel
The historical Marienplatz or Mary’s Square in Munich, Germany.

Below is a very nice poem about Life. The author was unknown and was adapted by Bertrand Russell. Life is really worth living poor. I also don’t know how many people really have emphasis about the real meaning of life. Do you have the same feeling with the author??? I know I am not perfect but I believed I also have the same feeling with the author. At least I am trying especially for my family and friends!!

Three passions have governed my life:
The longings for love, the search for knowledge,
And unbearable pity for the suffering of [humankind].

Love brings ecstasy and relieves loneliness.
In the union of love I have seen
In a mystic miniature the prefiguring vision
Of the heavens that saints and poets have imagined.

With equal passion I have sought knowledge.
I have wished to understand the hearts of [people].
I have wished to know why the stars shine.

Love and knowledge led upwards to the heavens,
But always pity brought me back to earth;
Cries of pain reverberated in my heart
Of children in famine, of victims tortured
And of old people left helpless.
I long to alleviate the evil, but I cannot,
And I too suffer.

This has been my life; I found it worth living.

adapted by Bertrand Russell

source: http://www.wisdomquotes.com/cat_life.html

 
 

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