Feb 7, 2008

Lists

‘Being fully human is our job. thinking and laughing and arranging and creating and relating and designing and nurturing and responding and reacting and pondering when googling became a verb and wondering and exploring and meditating and acting and making long lists of verbs and calling and talking and feeling and sharing and doubting if this paragraph is ever going to end and teaching and learning and jumping on a trampoline and signing and celebrating and dancing and turning to the person next to you and saying “ This is living”

You can make your own list because you know what it is that makes you feel alive, what it is that feeds your soul, what it is that reminds you that the goal is to be fully human. What’s on your list? “ ( Sex God, Rob Bell)

Here is mine;

Dreaming and singing and running really fast and drawing stupid pictures and reading amazing books, and showering and praying and loving and believing when it hurts and sharing and feeling and crying when I want to, talking, and hiking and sleeping and smiling and hugging, and hugging more and playing and fighting and giving up and drinking water and tea and wine and lying on the floor and holding hands and not fighting or giving up and driving and walking and smoking cigars on tops of mountains and in old cold cities and being me when me is a brat and always smelling good .

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

rob bell is soo money, and that book is amazing. i dunno bout this list thing tho, haha i dunno i guess it could b cool. ur list is sweet tho
-noah

Jesse said...

well..i think that your list is pretty cool imgaine doing all that in just one day haha. that would be awsome. i should really read that book.yeah haha. anyways maybe i should do one like you said haha

Anonymous said...

wait. so the list is about things that make you feel alive? like when we're the most happy?

..im lost.
LOVE VAL

LeahA said...

Not always when your the happiest...like when I run I feel really alive but I am not all that happy.... it could be anything...sitting under the stars, arguing, text messaging, hurting....anything that makes you feel I guess..things that remind you of the life you are living right now...

Anonymous said...

aite my "list" forced by leaha

golfing, and seeing and feeling the sunshine, swimming, and looking at the clouds and waves of the ocean, thinking, and staying up late, talking on the phone, watching the snow, running, free fallin from a cliff, reading and understanding, laughing, fer sure laughing, loving, being confused, watchin pointless movies, layin on the grass and jus chillin, drinkin a slurpee, making eye contact and hugging, being in awe, and prayin, singing to god and singin jus cuzz u no the words, driving by urself, and going to mcy ds.
-noah (stunned)

Jesse said...

so my sister made this list right and she told me to do one too. this might take awhile as it seems im eating fries with mayo and ketchup.its good trust me.
so here it is:
sleeping and eating and school and reading really awsome books and walking my dog and feeling the suns warmth on my skin and talking to my sister and listening to music and talking in general and singing and acting silly and crying and and camping and looking at the stars and being confused and being alone and swimming and hugging and listening and liking someone and smiling like an idiot and drinking(juice pop and water) and being with friends and asking question you cant really get answers for and doodling and sleeping and dreaming good dreams and just feeling different feelings al the time and missing someone.

Anonymous said...

val rite one, oh and ur grad pics! UNBELIEVABLE! no teeth showing tho...???
-noah

Anonymous said...

hahah thanks noah! yeah... braces :(
im too self concious...

OKAY LIST TIME!

ummm lets see...
crying, laughing, when i stub my toes, when im not ready for a test, reading, wanting, screaming, eating reeses pieces peanut butter cups, cheeseburgers, singing to music as though noone can hear me, being sad, when people give me random hugs, kisses on the cheek, talks with my dad, kraft dinner, antons, phone calls, curly hair, poems, declarations of love, lying on the beach and feeling the sun devour you, when you've done something nice for soemone and bbeing the only one who knows about it. being silent and looking at nature around you and realizing that it was made for you, ppl playing with my hair, lightbulb moments, butterflies in your chest (not to be confussed with the butterflies in your stomach), peanuts, laughing with my mom, sister and dad. seeing love, seeing pain, watching puppies and playing with them, thinking of the baby growing inside my sister, looking at the ultrasounds...




thats all for now.

val

Valeria. said...

hello?

LeahA said...

Noah I like your thought on being confused, your list is better then you think it is!

Jesse I love walking the dog, better then that is walking him with you.

Val nature is great and I am glad you see that it is made for us to enjoy and not ruin ! ( And you have no reason for being self concious my dear)

Shawn said...

That was seriously fun to read here in my air conditioned apartment.

Anonymous said...

i cant wait to here tim's list lol
-noah

Jesse said...

i so cant wait for tim's list too noah haha

Jenn said...

What feeds my soul, makes me human?

Flickering lights of the city, a really good cup of coffee, baking, Grouse Grind, Salman Rushdie/Arundhati Roy, an all engrossing book, being held, being embraced emotionally, laughter - asphyxiating laughter, writing, silence, ocean waves crashing, walking barefoot, pigeon pose, sunrise on a cold winter morning.

starbucks boy said...

Guys, Girls.....I am planning to post a list for sure, but not without a bit of nervousness....The type one experiences when faced with an obligation for public speaking or some such revealing event :) I know you must be wonderfull people if you are loved by the lovely beautifull leAtard (hee hee oops) So when I have a moment to think and be in the right mood, my list shall apear:-)

LeahA said...

Starbucks boy you dont have to, dont give in to their pressure ( Noah and Jesse) and just so ya know I dont answer to said name you left in your comment k PUNK :)

Timothy Hansen said...

Of course you don't answer to that nickname that's why it's fun. :)

tanner said...

*sigh... my creative leaha =) (just writing that makes me feel like i'm you!) ewww =)