Sunday, November 7, 2010

Worrying About What's Irrelevant

Want to know what it's like to be bitten by a shark? Jose Molla describes the experience and lessons:
Funny how the fragility of life can you make stronger. Funny how being so close to death can make you feel more alive.

Seeing a fin in the water is not nearly as alarming as not seeing that we spend our lives worrying about what’s irrelevant. I’m convinced that the shark didn’t come to take a piece of me but instead to leave me with something. A kind of wisdom that I will never ever forget, written with eighty stitches and my own blood.
Hat tip to Andrew Sullivan

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