“I know every scene by heart. They all went by so fast.”
I’ve been doing a series of interviews this past week and in addition to the 60-year-old doctor who bonded with me over new findings that the benefits of exercise are diminished in isolated rats, the interview I had today held particular pathos.
I asked my subject what the most important thing to her was—what her truth was. The answer: Everything is Perfect.
Everything is as it should be, in this moment. Things come to you exactly as they are, in the time that they do. There is no such thing as wrong timing. There is nothing to fix. It is all meant to be.
Later, I read artist Terence Koh’s answer to what he believed to be the most important thing.
“IT SAT IN MY BRAIN FOR A FEW DAYS LIKE AN ALMOST DEAD CAT TRYING TO FIND TUNA. ULTIMATELY THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO FIND SOMEBODY THAT LOVES YOU AND THAT LOVES YOU BACK [sic]. AND TO HAVE IT FOR ETERNITY. LOVE FOR ETERNITY.”
Of course. It’s what propels us from mere survival to truly living. To be upheld and beholden by our love. Terence Koh gets it. Everything is perfect. x