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i'm a mommy, a supportive wife (mostly), a loving daughter, a lazy but well-meaning friend, a texan, a reformed party girl, a slacker, a seeker, a chameleon, a reluctant L.Alien, trying to find the meaning of life in los angeles.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

passion

"Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience. It is not about feeling good. It is about endurance. Like patience, passion comes from the same Latin root: pati. It does not mean to flow with exuberance. It means to suffer."
-"Daphne Kaplan, The Courage to Withstand"; Mark Danielewski, House of Leaves

4 Comments:

Blogger Big PoZer said...

That quote really made me think... as it's so true.

If you're truly passionate about something - it takes patience and a lot of suffering. Though, when I hear the word passion, that "lustful euphoria" is what comes to mind.

7:53 PM  
Blogger Ironmaz said...

From the latin - passio - which means to suffer. Used to describe the Last Supper of Christ. It is the first definition in any credible dictionary.

Makes you wonder...

8:06 PM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

That really made me think about what I am doing in this town. My passion for acting is what keeps me here. And Meghan summed it up. Taking lots of patience and a lot of suffering. How my heart breaks every day that I do not feel like I am moving forward. But giving up would be foolish and hurt even more.

See you on Saturday.

9:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The quote is good, the attribution to Kaplan unnecessary here.
There is no such book as "The Courage to Withstand".
Half of the fun in HOL is figuring out which parts are real ( e.g. Kevin Carter ) and which are not.
The really great book is in part a satire on our pseudo-objective internet/blog/reflection culture. Fall for it or carry it on ;-).

I hope you all real, and the
the credit goes to Mark.

11:46 AM  

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