I was reading the great Lebanese-American poet yesterday and I loved one simple line he spoke
We shall never understand one another until we reduce the language to seven words.
What are your seven?
I thought about my seven, but wanted to look at other great and not so great minds for their seven words.
My favorite is:
The unexamined life is not worth living
The greatest pleasure of life is love
Life is the childhood of our immortality
There are never enough ‘I love you’s’
Get busy living or get busy dying
Eighty percent of success is showing up
Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination
–Mark Twain (sorry Mark, I don’t agree)
Hope is the dream of a waking man
To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals
Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions
Why can’t we all just get along?
It is not over til it’s over
Without music, life would be a mistake
Music is the universal language of mankind
–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And all of life’s answers in seven words—-from some of my friends:
I will not take any more shit.
Will you please stop being so stupid?
Ahhh, Friday. My second favorite F word.
Finally I wonder if Kahlil Gibran would understand this simple seven word sentence
because it has seven different meanings depending on the “stressed” word.
“I never said she stole my money”
ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!