Wisdom from Michael

 

 

"Patience and acceptance are what make us virtuous" -- From Michael's Facebook account. 

 

"When I die I want to be remembered as 'that crazy guy who was really fun to be around but was also sweet and dependable and he was always there for you when you needed him but he still knew when you needed to be alone.' That's what I want it to say on my tombstone. I wonder if they could write that out in pepperonis on a giant tombstone pizza" -- From a blog of Michael's found by Vanessa.

 

Have you ever had one of those moments where the world seems so beautiful you're at a loss for words?
There are two things that make me feel that way. One of them is snow.
And to say I'm at a loss of words is an understatement. It's SO beautiful, I want it to last forever. Something about the big white flakes, falling peacefully down in a beautiful endless matrix of three dimensional bliss. Especially when driving my car, i almost crash because i can't take my eyes off the hypnotizing dance. I want time to stop, stand still, but for that array of motion. Every flake is an angel, sent from heaven to entrance my imagination. I want this moment to last forever. I want to jump off an infinitely tall building just so I can be with them forever. I feel like weeping from joy, and sorrow that it won't last. I feel like my heart's going to implode for a lack of ability to cope with or comprehend such beauty. It reminds me of the Total Perspective Vortex, so mindbogglingly vast and fantastic i feel my brain should implode.
But I'm rambling, a billion words could not describe a feeling that words cannot be put to. It's a feeling that my brain can't even comprehend so I'll stop trying and just say this; it feels like love should feel.                                                                     --From Michaelís Facebook account.

 

"Don't work too hard, don't drink too much.  Take nothing to extremes except a love for life"--From Michael's Facebook account.

 

"Is this where they bury the people who fall out of the balloons?" -- asked seriously when young Michael and family were in the car and we passed a cemetery near Balloon Fiesta Park in Albuquerque.

 

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