March 6, 2013 by Darlene McC
Oh my god, it’s Wednesday! I nearly forgot! Woops!
Amazons, I had a fortunate weekend; as it seems half the world did this weekend past. A source tells me it was because Mercury finally came out of retrograde, (which is helpful to know I guess… if you’re into that sort of thing).
What I do know is I needed a book before my cross-country flight, so I popped into the terminal bookstore last minute. Finding nothing more compelling, Tuesdays With Morrie caught my eye. If you’re unfamiliar with the 90s best-seller, it’s about a middle aged man returning to visit his mentor (on Tuesdays, of course) throughout the process of said mentor’s slow death from a degenerative disease. Morrie (the mentor, of course) shares his thoughts on life, death, and everything you’d expect in a book like this. It was something one of my mentors once recommended to me, but I as of yet hadn’t made time for.
I’ll skip my thoughts on the book since I’m not finished; though so far it’s been what I expected. However, a mis-quote of W. H. Auden poem “September 1, 1939” stuck with me through my weekend – it’s quoted in the book as “love one another or perish”. The correct stanza it’s in ends like this:
If there are people in your life you’ve been missing, find a way to them. The divisions we construct in our minds are just that: constructs. Those walls are in your mind. Disassemble them and reach out. For we must love one another or die.