I thought I knew it all in 12th grade.
The final assignment for my high school senior French class was to read Camus and Sartre, and write about them.
My French was not great; I was still trying to master English as my second language at that time. But after reading (translating) L’Etranger and Being and Nothingness, I thought for sure I knew the meaning of life. 🤓
I know, right? Me and all other 17 year olds alive!
At any rate, that was the beginning of my inquiry toward existentialism. It was exhilarating to ponder the meaning of life, the reasons for existing, the purpose of being.
I delved into some more topics around “why are we here” in college, only to be more confused.
While it’s been fun to learn, many years later, I no longer have an answer to why we are here.
In truth, I no longer need to answer that question!
The WHY is no longer important to me.
We are here, that’s a given.
I am more interested in answering HOW we are here.
HOW are we living the “being here.”
We can answer by asking further with:
One of the ways I like to be is to notice what and how I am feeling in each moment.
I know for sure that I feel nourished AND nourishing when I make this for and eat this soup with my family.
LENTIL MINESTRONE SOUP
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