Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Last Lecture

I read The Last Lecture. It's an inspiring read. If you haven't had the chance to read it yet, I recommend it.

At one point, the author, Randy Pausch, shares the following quote which I thought was so beautiful, I simply had to share it.

I heard from a man...He wrote to tell me about Krishnamurti, a spiritual leader in India who died in 1986. Krishnamurti was once asked what is the most appropriate thing to say to a friend who was about to die. He answered: "Tell your friend that in his death, a part of you dies and goes with him. Wherever he goes, you also go. He will not be alone."

The words were such a comfort to me. That pieces of my Self and my Heart are with those that I love. They never really leave us. And we, never really leave them.

1 comment:

Kristen said...

Olivia- I'm glad you like the photos!! You should let me know which ones you like, because facebook and blogspot make me resize the photos very small, and they don't look that great as desktops... but I can email you the large version of any photo that you like, just let me know :)

And I love the sky too! My mom has an entire wall in our house that is all sunset/sunrise photos...they've been taken all over the world by people we know, so there's a story behind every one. Everytime someone goes to a new country/city/even their own backyard, they take a sunset photo for her... it's pretty cool!