Saturday, January 26, 2013

"I can't go on. I'll go on".

Samuel Beckett - Patron saint of the existentially challenged.                                              Photo by - Richard Avedon 

Some days you wake up and find yourself teetering on the fulcrum of hope and despair. 

Those are the days I find myself looking to Samuel Beckett for an attitude refresh. A confusing mixture of angst and optimism runs in my family and I find his wordly philosophy accurately sums things up and offers a kind of hopeful doom that I can accept.

We have a saying - Don't dig your rut so deep you can't see over the top - but perhaps that saying falls a bit short of a solution to the rut problem...
Winnie from Beckett's play- Happy Days



As I dig myself out I will continue to follow Beckett's timeless advice...




2 comments:

  1. Every day I check and at last I am rewarded.
    That fulcrum. I hate that fulcrum. Coffee can tip it in the right direction, but too much coffee and by 11 a.m. it's all despair until cocktail hour.
    I'm glad you're back.

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    1. Thanks Tipsy. Fulcrum o'clock does tend to come at 3AM, 11AM and 3PM. Glad you're back too.

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