Apres "Tuesdays with Morrie"….

I have finished “Tuesdays with Morrie” and am thoroughly wrung out by the experience. Perhaps it is because I have seen too much of myself on its pages. The unedited honesty of a dying man so in touch with his own tenderness is something that I must view from behind an emotional scrim- it is too raw, too holy. How true it is that the baby boomer generation has grown up hermetically sealed from the sorrows and joys that are the lifeblood of vibrant committed relationships. We are the fast food, convenience-addicted, comfort driven and spiritually anaesthetized offspring of a generation determined that we should materially want for nothing. We expect the moon and the stars, craving distractions that will prevent us from feeling that inexorable tug of longing for the exchange of “I and Thou”. We have traded our birthright for lentil stew. We are told that we ‘deserve the best’, and are lulled into believing that our rights are more important than our responsibilities (after all isn’t that what government institutions are for?).
It was not meant to be this way.

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