Sunday, June 9, 2013

Thought for the Day

. . . An answer is an invitation to stop thinking
about something, to stop wondering. Life has no
such stopping places. . . [E]very event is connected
to the moment that just went by. An unanswered
question is a fine traveling companion. 
It sharpens your eye for the road. . . . 
~ Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., Educator, Writer

Quoted from Rachel Naomi Remen, Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal (Riverhead Trade, 2006)

Rachel Naomi Remen, Medical Director, Commonweal Cancer Help Program; Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine, San Francisco Medical School, at University of California; and Author

"Living Generously: The Healing Stories of Rachel Naomi Remen", On Being with Krista Tippett (Podcast; Transcript Available)

Also see these Writing Without Paper posts mentioning Remen: "Thought for the Day" (September 23, 2012), "Thought for the Day" (July 31, 2011), and "Mad for Books" (December 8, 2009)


Rossandra White said...

Thank you, Maureen for this quote. It so perfectly and beautifully reveals my state of mind. I'm in the throes of making a decision, meditating upon it, and allowing the dilemma to accompany me with my eye sharpened for the road.

nance said...

Not true.
An answer is a door to another question.
What colour of door?
Is that the colour that you would like for a front door?

And so on...

S. Etole said...

Your quotes are so thought provoking.