Friday, 12 November 2010

Moarte lenta

Moare cate putin cine se transforma in sclavul
obisnuintei, urmand in fiecare zi aceleasi
traiectorii; cine nu-si schimba existenta; cine nu
risca sa construiasca ceva nou; cine nu vorbeste cu
oamenii pe care nu-i cunoaste.

Moare cate putin cine-si face din televiziune un guru.
Moare cate putin cine evita pasiunea, cine prefera
negrul pe alb si punctele pe "i" in locul unui
vartej de emotii, acele emotii care invata ochii sa staluceasca,
oftatul sa surada si care elibereaza sentimentele inimii.

Moare cate putin cine nu pleaca atunci cand este
nefericit in lucrul sau; cine
nu risca certul pentru incert pentru a-si indeplini un vis; cine
nu-si permite macar o data in viata sa nu asculte sfaturile
"responsabile". Moare cate putin cine nu calatoreste; cine nu
citeste; cine nu asculta muzica; cine nu cauta harul din el insusi.

Moare cate putin cine-si distruge dragostea; cine nu se lasa ajutat
Moare cate putin cine-si petrece zilele plangandu-si de mila si
detestand ploaia care nu mai inceteaza.

Moare cate putin cine abandoneaza un proiect inainte de a-l fi inceput; cine nu intreaba
de frica sa nu se faca de ras si cine nu raspunde chiar daca
cunoaste intrebarea.

Evitam moartea cate putin, amintindu-ne
intotdeauna ca "a fi viu" cere un efort mult mai mare decat simplul
fapt de a respira. Doar rabdarea cuminte ne va face sa cucerim o
fericire splendida.

Totul depinde de cum o traim... Daca va fi sa te
infierbanti, infierbanta-te la soare Daca va fi sa inseli,
inseala-ti stomacul.

Daca va fi sa plangi, plange de bucurie. Daca va
fi sa minti, minte in privinta varstei tale.

Daca va fi sa furi, fura
o sarutare. Daca va fi sa pierzi, pierde-ti frica. Daca va fi sa simti
foame, simte foame de iubire. Daca va fi sa doresti sa fii fericit,
doreste-ti in fiecare zi...

He who becomes the slave of habit,
who follows the same routes every day,
who never changes pace,
who does not risk and change the color of his clothes,
who does not speak and does not experience,
dies slowly.

He or she who shuns passion,
who prefers black on white,
dotting ones "it’s" rather than a bundle of emotions, the kind that make your eyes glimmer,
that turn a yawn into a smile,
that make the heart pound in the face of mistakes and feelings,
dies slowly.

He or she who does not turn things topsy-turvy,
who is unhappy at work,
who does not risk certainty for uncertainty,
to thus follow a dream,
those who do not forego sound advice at least once in their lives,
die slowly.

He who does not travel, who does not read,
who does not listen to music,
who does not find grace in himself,
she who does not find grace in herself,
dies slowly.

He who slowly destroys his own self-esteem,
who does not allow himself to be helped,
who spends days on end complaining about his own bad luck, about the rain that never stops,
dies slowly.

He or she who abandon a project before starting it, who fail to ask questions on subjects he doesn't know, he or she who don't reply when they are asked something they do know,
die slowly.

Let's try and avoid death in small doses,
reminding oneself that being alive requires an effort far greater than the simple fact of breathing.

Only a burning patience will lead
to the attainment of a splendid happiness.

Martha Medeiros

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