One more musing (for a snowy day)

February 22, 2008 at 8:34 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“When you do something, you should burn yourself completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.” — Shunryu Suzuki (a Zen priest) 

I admire people who are much more facile with quotations than I and who share them freely.  I stumbled upon the above quotation this morning.  It is particularly apropos to some recent thinking about my life’s decisions and resolves, my commitment to being a mother, writer, lawyer, and wife, and my inability to consistently sustain a complete focus on any of the above (a small but frequent e.g., checking email with a baby on my lap, or, worse, relegated to the exersaucer…)

Lest all five of my readers think I have lost my journalistic edge, stay tuned for a long-overdue post on Michelle Obama — lawyer and mother (and, dare I forget to mention, Princeton alumna!)


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