Purpose

A person’s life purpose is nothing more than to rediscover, through the detours of art, or love, or passionate work, those one or two images in the presence of which his heart first opened. ~Albert Camus

Can you say when your heart first opened? I think Camus is telling us we have to approach this discovery obliquely. But I do think he’s right about it being our life’s purpose.

So, how in the busyness of our “detours” do we stay alert for those “one or two images”?

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2 Responses to Purpose

  1. Spectacular quote. Thank you

  2. Bill says:

    writing haiku
    the word I never looked for
    finds me

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