Sunday, November 18, 2007

Because It's Just That Good

There's this passage of Velvet Elvis that keeps replaying in my mind. (I love books that keep me thinking well after I've finished them.)

It goes a little something like this:

In addition, there's always a mystery behind the mystery. There is a reason we do what we do, and often it is the result of something that is the result of something that is--you guessed it--the result of something. What happens is we try to fix things, but we stop at the first or second layer. We're stressed and so we make adjustments in time management. But a better question is, why do I take on so much? But an even better question is, why is it so hard for me to say no? Or even, why is that person's approval so important to me?

But that's not even the real issue.

What I've learned is that the deeper you go, the more painful it gets.

We have to be willing to drag up everything. --Pages 111-112


Isn't that just true? And that's what inspired this post. Just in case you wondered.

2 comments:

Jim said...

Hey Dudette
I stumbled across this and thought you'd find it interesting...that is, if you haven't already came across it yourself, which would make it boring and redundant, and also unexciting and the same thing you've already seen before again...unless of course you've not seen it yet, which would....
um, nevermind

http://www.criticsrant.com/bb/reading_level.aspx

Mercy's Maid said...

That's pretty cool. Thanks. It says my blog is college (undergrad) level. It's probably more like a 6th grade level, though. :)