Vice, Virtue. It's best not to be too moral. You cheat yourself out of
too much *life*. Aim above morality. If you apply that to life, then
you're bound to live life fully.
This is a quote from Maude, a character in the movie Harold and Maude. Ruth Gordon played her in 1971. I was recently reminded of how much I enjoy this movie. A previous love introduced me to this movie and I'm grateful. Maude has many quips to share on just how precious life is and what a waste it is to let it slip through our fingers.
I've been so fortunate in my adult life - I've seen so much, done even more - I've experienced life with all my senses just as Maude would say I should. I guess that's part of why I fight for justice, I want everyone to have the opportunity to be a daisy, unique in a field of daisies. If only everyone cherished life like Maude.
Cat Stevens did the sound track for that movie, and I found myself wondering what Yusuf Islam has been up to. Did he still have the passion for music, and a spirit for peace? I found this video on YouTube which answered my question. It's from the 2006 Nobel celebration.