Within all of us lies…

I came across a quote on elusivek’s blog – her entry was titled “Hope”.  What does this say to YOU?

“In the depths of winter,
I finally learned that within me lay an invincible summer.”

~Albert Camus

This is deep.  I means so much more than it says – at least to me it does!

I was curious to find out a little more about this Albert Camus and found out some things on Wikipedia:

  1. He was a French philosopher and author.

  2. He was the second youngest recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature (Rudyard Kipling was the first – you may know Kipling’s ‘Jungle Book’).

  3. He was considered a “philosopher of the absurd” by some.

  4. He contracted tuberculosis at age 17, which impeded his soccer playing.

  5. Although he married and loved his wife, “he had argued passionately about the institution of marriage, dismissing it as unnatural” and was unfaithful numerous times.

  6. Made contributions to the movement against capital punishment, which earned him the Nobel Prize.

  7. In his essays, he emphasizes “the fact that happiness is fleeting and that the human condition is one of mortality. He did this not to be morbid, but to reflect a greater appreciation for life and happiness.”

  8. Died in 1930 in a car accident.

Read more about Albert Camus on Wikipedia…it’s interesting stuff.