did you get what you wanted from this life?

And did you get what
you wanted from this life, even so?
I did.
And what did you want?
To call myself beloved, to feel myself
beloved on the earth.

-Raymond Carver, Late Fragment


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6 Comments

  1. Posted September 5, 2014 at 6:19 am | Permalink

    Gorgeous! I’d never read this quote before, Lindsey. Thank you for sharing it so we can all be inspired today. I appreciate the work that you do.

  2. Posted September 5, 2014 at 8:38 am | Permalink

    so beautiful – i love Raymond Carver

  3. Posted September 5, 2014 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    Beautiful. Saving this one. I’m sure I’ll feel compelled to share it at some point. Thank you for these words today. xx

  4. Posted September 5, 2014 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    Well, to be perfectly frank, I’m still waiting for David Beckham to call me for a date. But other than that? Absolutely, positively YES.

  5. Posted September 5, 2014 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    One of my favorites you’ve ever posted; just saved it in my quotes file. Thank you for always filling my days with beautiful words. xo

  6. Michelle
    Posted September 15, 2014 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    This is one of my favourite quotes. I keep a journal, and write it on the first page of each one.