What is life?

Y’know how a while ago I was pondering over a definition or criteria for life? Well I found this one today which brought a smile to my face:

“Life is anything that dies when you stomp on it.” – Dave Barry

So that’s that deep question answered for now. It is a reminder and hint of my general and encroaching feeling that it’s time to get away from books and thinking and go and get some real living done.

Having spent another wonderful evening with Iain-the-Chef, I realised that he has embodied a good 90% off taoism into his life without even knowing what it is or having read about it. Books & theories are all well and good, but they can become a serious distraction. Especially when I use them to escape life rather than to supplement it.