Friday, August 12, 2011

Life Should be a Crazy Ride

Don't know where I found this quote by John Mallow, but I love it!

"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely,
in a well preserved body,
but rather to skid in sideways,
totally worn out,
shouting, 'Holy Shit...what a ride!'"

Reading this makes me want to go out and really hoot it up.  Make some trouble (well as much trouble as a 39-year-old mom can make).  Climb a tree and hang by one arm from it.  Scream at the top of my lungs driving my car with the windows down. 

I know, that doesn't sound too exciting but it forces me to think about the shortness of life and how we often forget to just fly around on a crazy whim and just tear up the town.  Really use this life and this body to "skid in sideways" screaming and singing like there's no tomorrow.

The best I could do for a wild picture was my husband and daughter acting like goons on a 2008 trip to Mexico.  I guess we do need some more crazy in our life, hey?

Have you done any wild, screaming things that have made YOU feel super alive?  Any suggestions?


  1. Jill, to your question--see third bullet here: Sign up on tuesday when art is due. Post anytime but link to post. hope you join us. TY.

    No, I don;t do crazy things. funny things, yes, but not crazy. Just not my cup of tea! :)

  2. this has always been one of my FAVORITE quotes!! I love this posting, you have a FABULOUS and FUN writing style!!! Keep up the great work!! ;-)

  3. Christina--yes this is a great quote! Makes you really want to live out loud!


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