Tuesday, August 2, 2011

White Hot and Passionate

White hot and passionate is the only thing to be."
— Roald Dahl

       I love the quote.  I love the photograph.White hot and passionate is the way to go through life.  How do you do it?  I suppose it's about attitude and temperament, about taking what life gives you and turning it into roses, red wine, and beach nights.  White hot suggests ebullient, open, and more than a tad hedonistic.  Passionate implies intensity and strength.  Put them together and you have a person who is engaging and engaged with life.  In a word, alive.

     The trick is in sustaining white hot and passionate.   Age can fuel passion.  A 25 year old person can be white hot  but the wisdom of a passionate 60 year old burns hot and turns the darkest night into cool flames.  At least that's what I want to believe.


  1. I revel in the post and the photo.

    I am in total agreement with the notion that a person can and should maintain a high degree of intensity throughout life. Passion arises in many venues, be they physical, cerebral, emotional, or any combination.

    I also believe that passion can most certainly exist without a hint of self-indulgence. Why place such an arbitrary label on such an essential ingredient to life? When I lose my passion for life, put me out to rest in the pasture. There is nothing wrong with the pasture, mind you, just not before its time.

  2. Did you have passion during your 40 + years of silence, Markey?