Thursday, January 6, 2011

Struggling to the Light

This is one of my favourite quotes. It speaks volumes about the human condition and our efforts to live with optimism and hope.

The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever, but is shot through with beauty, with love, with glints of courage and laughter; and in these the spirit blooms timidly and struggles to the light among thorns. ~ George Santayana

- In what ways is the world a mortal and tormented place?
- Where have you seen the beauty, the love, the courage and the laughter?
- How can you allow your spirit to bloom and cast a little light among the thorns?