Friday, September 02, 2011

since then

since then

before school started last week, i finished reorganizing this blog. i had been meaning to do it for a while, but didn't have the gumption to start the pile of over five hundred posts. the goal was to retag each post and organize them into their own collections for easier reading.

i started at the beginning and, um, stopped when i got to the end. it would be the understatement of the century to say that i was a little overwhelmed by revisiting and rereading the journey in the past four years. it also left me wanting to warn the naive girl who blogged for the first year. she had no inkling of the storm about to hit.

i am reading looking closer 5: critical writings on graphic design (book 5)for my postmodernism class and was blown away by an essay titled since then written by milton glaser. he refers to man's search for meaningby viktor frankl, a psychotherapist who lived through auschwitz.

at one point, he realized that though he had no control over any aspect of his life, what he ate, what he wore, what he did each day, or anything else, he did have one choice. the choice of how to react to this condition: to accept it and be crushed, or to transcend it and find meaning in it.

that distills the essence of life itself into one drop, doesn't it? i was so inspired by this passage.

this weekend will find me rejoicing for yesterday only hitting 100 degrees, for surviving august which was no small Miracle and a true show of His provision, for journeys made and naivety sprinkled along the way. now, onward to rereading postmodernism.

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