"To live every day as if it had been stolen from death,
that is how I would like to live.
To feel the joy of life.....To separate oneself from the
burden, the angst, the anguish that we all encounter every day.

To say I am alive, I am wonderful, I am. I am.

That is something to aspire to."

-Garth Stein
The Art of Racing in the Rain