Saturday, January 1, 2011

We are dust and shadows, dust and shadows, from the movie Gladiator, has been sticking with me lately. What we do in this life echoes an eternity from same movie, is so true.
I also want to quote Robert Frost, Fire and Ice, "some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice, from what I've tasted of desire, I hold with those who favor fire, but if I had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate to say that for destruction ice is also great and would suffice. "
I quote these because I have been contemplating the word hate. Its a@strong word that eats the soul. I hate no one simply have a strong dislike. When we hate, we quit living. It takes a person from a state of active participation to a state of being just waiting for the end, but in the end, what we do on earth will shape the sands of time and what we leave behind is our shadow, our doings that influenced anothers decision that continues on and on. When we act, we must contemplate what our course of thought and action will do in the future, not just now. Nothing we do now is just for now. May our shadows and thoughts be kind and create good things for ourselves and others now and down the line.


  1. thanks, I love Roma history and the quote above is the essence of life... they need to do a follow up to Gladiator.