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?