“If any man thinketh that he knoweth anything, he knoweth not yet as he ought to know”
–1 Corinthians 8:2 (The Bible–American Standard Version )
So, these two phrases summarize what I am thinking at the moment– I don’t know jack! I am not saying this in a deprecating way at all. I am saying this because I am learning so much this year. I am reading so many new and wonderful books– discovering authors–expanding my mind. Yet, the more I read, the more I am finding out there is so much to learn, and I am loving it! There are books to read, places to go,miles to run. Speaking of running (tangent,lol), I have decided to run a 5k next year. I am not sure if many of you know this, but I have lost over 70lbs. Last year, as a part of my weight lost goal, I ran a 5k. I did this in 40 minutes, but I completed it! This year I want to complete it in 20 minutes, at least. I began a 10 week training program last week, and I really want improve my time, and also do something good for a worthy cause.
Anyhoo, back from the tangent– I am loving life right now. I listened to a lecture by Jorges Luis Borges where he said he prefers being a reader to being a writer, and I totally understand. I prefer the role of a student than a teacher. I love to learn, to find something out that I never knew before–experiencing the newness of something.
Have you ever watched children when they are learning something new? It is amazing. What is even more amazing is the way in which they are totally present when learning. I want to constantly learn and be present in every moment of it. Life indeed is amazing!