Don’t you just love when you’re reading along in your top-‘o-the-stack book and a sentence jumps out at you – a sentence that makes you say “Aha!” or “Yes!” or “Why didn’t I think of that before?” Or you stumble across a sentence so perfectly written it resounds in your heart strings for days?
Each Saturday I’ll be celebrating those Striking Sentences, the ones that pierce the soul with their wisdom or humor or craft. If you’d like to share a Strinking Sentence (or sentences) from your current read, post about them on your blog, tell us why they strike your heart, and leave a link in the comments here so we may come visit. Perhaps what strikes your fancy, will also strike mine 🙂
There are changes afoot at my workplace, and not all of them are to my liking. I know that sounds awfully spoiled brat-ish of me, especially since my office is such a nice place to work and my boss has been quite generous in allowing me the flexibility to work from home and change my scheduling. At any rate, these changes have set me thinking a bit about whether it’s time to move on, and if so, to where. While I’ve enjoyed this job, and am grateful for the many perks it has, I wouldn’t necessarily consider it the epitome of my calling in life. So this sentence from An Outrageous Affair, by Penny Vincenzi, struck at the heart of my thoughts this week.
Fleur felt as if she had died and gone straight to heaven in her first weeks at Silk diMaggio (an advertising agency); she was in a state of total enchantment from the moment she walked through the door in the morning until she had to be dragged out of it at night. She sensed an instinct in herself about advertising; she could see how it worked and why; she felt serene in what she was doing, and she felt at home. She had a sense of being absolutely in the right place, that she had been born to do what she was doing.
Wouldn’t that be lovely?
Now tell me, do you feel as if you were born to do what you’re doing? And if not, what were you born to do?