Why is life worth living? #1

by Postwoman

‘Being alive is so extraordinary I don’t know why people limit it to riches, pride, security—all of those things life is built on. People miss so much because they want money and comfort and pride, a house and a job to pay for the house. And they have to get a car. You can’t see anything from a car. It’s moving too fast. People take vacations. That’s their reward—the vacation. Why not the life? Vacations are second-rate. People deprive themselves of so much of their lives—until it’s too late. Though I understand that often you don’t have a choice’. (Jack Gilbert, 2005)

http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/5583/the-art-of-poetry-no-91-jack-gilbert

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