“Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.” — DH Lawrence

Read that quote again. And again. And one one more time for good measure. Despite being one of DHL’s most famous quotes plastered on every greeting card, hope blog, and quote db from here to the end of the ‘net, I can’t help but give the phrase more meaning than implied by the controversial writer. On its surface we can all guess it’s one of those “live life to its fullest” aphorisms. Fair enough. But perhaps it can be a seperate proverb altogether. Try this: put the emphasis on OURS and say “Life is ours to spend and not to save.”

Still don’t get it? Try: “Life is a possession.”

If that doesn’t work, try reading King Ass’s blog.

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