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
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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)

3 comments:

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?
blue.
Is that the colour that you would like for a front door?

And so on...

S. Etole said...

Your quotes are so thought provoking.