“Human life is but a series of footnotes to a vast obscure unfinished masterpiece.” ~ Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
I stumbled upon an inspirational blog entry that made me ponder about my life. Rose Marie writes in her blog that she is an "unfinished woman."
This resonates so well with how I view myself and my life. I have never felt complete or fulfilled. I have always felt as though there was still so much I have to do, see, create, and love. There has always been a sort of hole in my soul that I yearn to fill, and slowly, over the years, I fill that emptiness with the things I experience, the places that I see, and the people that I love.
But I know that I am not yet close to being done or "finished." There is a lingering feeling that I need more. There is a hunger to taste more fruit, to smell more flowers, to listen to more music, to read more books, to travel to more and different places, to meet more people, and to give more love to those who are already in my life.
Knowing that I am still "unfinished" motivates me to get up and do whatever it takes to get me closer to becoming "finished." The truth is, we don't ever want to be "finished," because being so means that there is nothing left to look forward to doing. I would much rather just live my life knowing that I am a work in progress, and I will continue to strive to improving myself in all areas of my life.
In essence, I want to continue being "unfinished" and to embrace all those things in life that will help to complete and fulfill me.
photo by ♥N | 23 July 2012