Friday, May 23, 2008

Quote

The living are soft and yielding;
the dead are rigid and stiff.
Living plants are flexible and tender;
the dead are brittle and dry.

-Lao Tzu, philosopher (6th century BC)

8 comments:

Wonder Woman said...

Rigid and stiff, some living are like this too yanno :) I prefer the living rigid stiffies ..

:)

*goes back in her corner and sits down*

Chaplain Luken said...

I gotta say, you walked right into that one.

Pablo said...

So where does the grasshopper figure in all this?

steve martin said...

I'll remember that the next time I'm dead.

Doorman-Priest said...

Not an overwhelming vote of support so far. Give us a clue. What did you understand from this?

Roland said...

Dead people don't reason well?
Being alive means being able to forgive?
Being inflexible means being dead?

I dunno. What did you understand?

Wonder Woman said...

Being alive equals being flexible (don't get me started) with whatever ideas, thoughts, actions we take - we can make a difference.

Because we can, we need to.

We won't always be able to.

Blah, blah, blah...

:) See I do actually read this stuff!

Doorman-Priest said...

I was with Pablo. I thought it was a Grasshopper moment of impenetrable philosophy.