a friend of mine follows a blog
that i hadn’t heard of before,
but will now be paying attention to!

it’s called ‘First Sip’.
and you can find it here.

the woman behind that blog is claudia cumminns
who you can find here.

and the thing that brought me over this morning
was this quote –

this marvelous quote!

which i intend to print out and read often –
i totally wanted to share!
(hey, and i just noticed! he doesn’t capitalize!)

your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.

— by Charles Bukowski