The Gods envy us

The Gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal. Because any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed.

You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.

Achilles/Brad Pitt; Troy

This is bound to remain one of my favorite couple lines of text ever. And what an epic scene from an equally epic movie.

I also love her rebuttal, “I thought you were a dumb brute.”

I would call this photo imperfect with the way the flower and the rock behind it sort of blend together and make it hard to distinguish the flower. The eeriness would be a lot stronger if the flower was on its own. But that’s how it goes and maybe how it’s supposed to be. It still gives off a lot of life/death, light/dark, yin/yang vibes to me which this quote I think is getting at..

Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed.

Without that little bit of knowledge that we will die one day (hopefully not today) hanging in the back of our head at every moment, it’s a lot harder to slow down and appreciate good things and good times. The trick seems to be sitting with that little bit of knowledge and being cozy with it…not ignoring it.

You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.

I am always amused when there’s something beautiful to witness like a bright sunset or starry sky and someone can’t be bothered to spend a minute gazing because “I’ve seen it before”. The voice inside my head is sniping, “Yeah okay but have you seen this one before??” Whatever

It’s wild to me how much wisdom is out there..but how we’re totally naive to it until we feel it for ourselves. We seem to take for granted the fact we don’t just come out of the womb knowing everything about everything..

When quotes have inspired me to follow some intuition or taken me to some new understanding of the world, I’ve made an effort to write them down. It seems like time to start sharing some of them. I hope they might inspire someone else struggling to make sense of all this chaos we think we understand so well.