Monday, February 21, 2011

venturing out


No, life cannot be understood flat on a page.
It has to be lived;
a person has to get out of his head,
has to fall in love,
has to memorize poems,
has to jump off bridges into rivers,
has to stand in an empty desert and whisper sonnets under his breath...
We get one story, you and I, and one story alone.
God has established the elements, the setting and the climax and resolution.
It would be a crime not to venture out, wouldn't it?

Donald Miller // Through Painted Deserts

3 comments:

  1. Durango-Silverton Railroad picture... LOVE IT!!!!! :)

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  2. that looks like a wonderful train ride.

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  3. I have read this book at least 7 times...and i always get excited when Paul gets the girl.

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