Monday, April 24, 2006

Here and Now

"Before, I always lived in anticipation...
that it was all a preparation for something else,
something “greater,” more “genuine.”

But that feeling has dropped away from me completely.
I live here and now, this minute,
this day,
to the full,
and the life is worth living."

Etty Hillesum

This from her diaries which I have been reading through Lent and Easter and beyond ......... she was gassed by the Nazis ..........