Thursday, July 12, 2007

"antevasin"

"It's an old Sanskrit word which means "one who lives at the border"...literally, a person who had left the bustling center of worldly life for the forest where the spiritual masters lived...who lived in sight of both worlds..." -Elizabeth Gilbert, in Eat/Pray/Love

"If I was old, I might have it together, if I was young that would be my excuse...I'm somewhere in the middle...so tell me when will I know where I fit into the scheme of things?" -Jill Phillips

"And they admitted they were strangers and aliens on the earth." -Hebrews 11:13

3 comments:

paul said...

¿feeling marginalized today sis?

nicapamela said...

not exactly.

more like not sure who i am or where i belong.

not to worry, though, i am sure it's just a temporary existential crisis. : )

paul said...

didn't mean to trivialize; i understand that feeling. i'm sure that feeling can be augmented in the midst of a foreign (now not so foreign) culture.

sounds like you need a cupful of brueggeman :)