Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Recipe for Joviality

Recipe for Joviality of Pablo Picasso
loosely translated from the Portuguese

"Forget all the numbers inessential for your survival. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctor worry about them. He is paid for that. Frequent the company of glad friends. Continue learning... using computers, arts, gardens, anything. Do not leave your brain free. A mind without use is the workshop of the devil. Appreciate simple things. Laugh always, much and loudly. Laugh until losing your breath. Let tears happen. The only thing you are responsible for is your soul. It keeps you alive! It encircles you and those wonders that you love: family, animals, souvenirs, music, plants, hobbies, destiny. Your home is your shelter. Make it a healthy one. If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is failing, ask for aid. Do not make nostalgic trips. Travel for shopping, to the neighboring city, or even a foreign country, but do not make trips to the past. Say to whomever you love, that you really love them, at every chance. Always remember: Life is not measured by the number of times that you breathe, but by the number of moments when you lose your breath: in laughing... in surprise... in ecstasy... in happiness... There are those people that see the Sun as a simple yellow spot, but also, there are the ones that can make of a simple yellow spot the very Sun itself! "

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