Alive

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Definitions: (1) in a functioning status; animated; (2) in a state of action; in force or operation; active <“keep hope alive”>; (3) marked by a cheerful demeanor; sprightly; (4) acting clearly and vigorously; vibrant; vivid; (5) acute sensitivity to something <alive to the thrill of accomplishment>

Quotes:

Life is being on the wire; everything else is just waiting.

— Karl Wallenda (1905-1978) German High-wire Walker

We’re so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget that the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it’s all about.

  • Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) American Mythologist

Symbols: 1) air: the breath of life; 2) bread; 3) daffodil flowers; 4) fire [fire must consume something to stay alive.]; 5) the fountain; 6) the vine

Mythological Figure: Merodach. In Babylonian mythology, Merodach is the god of life and the benefactor of humans. And later, in Semitic mythology, the sun god and lord of all gods.