“One regret dear world, that I am determined not to have when I am lying on my death bed is that I did not kiss you enough.” – Hafiz of Persia
I read this quote last week before I went out of town and I gave myself some time to let it sit with me. At first I took it as getting out into nature, but then my mind took it further. It wasn’t until today, when Facebook exploded with red for equality…today specifically for marriage equality, that it hit me! Kissing the world is so broad it encompasses everything. To me, this quote means that I should take every opportunity possible to give back to others, back to the earth, to love any and every thing that crosses my path and to stick up for myself and for others with the goal of fairness and equality in mind. I have the same wish that Hafiz of Persia had. “One regret dear world, that I am DETERMINED not to have when I am lying on my death bed is that I did not kiss you enough.” I never want to look back and think that someone is worse off because of me, that I took advantage of the earth, that I didn’t do EVERY THING in my power to be kind and fair to all and that I didn’t fight for the fairness and equality of myself and others.
I love how beautiful this is worded…so poetic. Dear world, I hope to kiss you enough throughout this lifetime and to leave you better off than how I found you.