We’re on Life’s High




“The best mind-altering drug is truth.”
Lily Tomlin

Our mind is like a sieve

What we retain

can only remain,

whether accidentally

or incidentally,

as long as we live.

As time draws nigh

and we’re on life’s high

let’s inhale the truths

and exhale the lies




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A mini info about the author of the quote, Lily Tomlin-

Mary Jean “Lily” Tomlin (born September 1, 1939) is an American actress, comedian, writer, singer, and producer. Tomlin began her career as a stand-up comedian and performing Off-Broadway during the 1960s. Her breakout role was performing as a cast member on the variety show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In from 1970 until 1973. She currently stars on the Netflix series Grace and Frankie as Frankie Bergstein. Her performance as Frankie garnered her a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2015.







  21 comments for “We’re on Life’s High

  1. 06/22/2016 at 11:09 pm

    I love your poem, Eugenia. Insightful and well written.😊I love the idea of inhaling the truth and exhaling the lies.😊 With that I’m going to take a deep breath. 😊

    • 06/22/2016 at 11:30 pm

      Thank you. I am so glad you enjoyed it.

  2. 06/23/2016 at 1:16 am

    I’ll inhale some beer to be very clear
    It won’t make me high
    and its what I can buy
    No trash to retain
    Keeping mentally sane
    My mind is always free
    when not thinking of money!

    hahaha…Thanks Eugenia for your influence!

    • 06/23/2016 at 1:19 am

      I love this! Thank you for your clever comment.

  3. 06/23/2016 at 12:53 pm

    I love this one Franci! Exhale the lies–wonderful! The picture goes so well with this poem!

  4. 06/23/2016 at 1:07 pm

    Thank you 🙂

  5. 06/23/2016 at 2:15 pm

    How perfect. Seems like we are talking a lot about Truth these days. Is it because we are hearing so little of it? Makes one wonder.

  6. 06/23/2016 at 2:48 pm

    I hear what you’re saying. I don’t believe much of what I hear anymore.

  7. 06/23/2016 at 5:28 pm

    I love Lily Tomalin – used to watch Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In every week, loved her in The West Wing, too. We don’t get her latest comedy here, which is a shame. It looks fun from the excerpts I’ve seen. We are in the middle of Brexit polling today. Too many lies propounded and so much division. I hope we can become one nation again soon.

  8. 06/23/2016 at 5:55 pm

    I remember her from Rowan & Martin. She is so funny. I hope the polling works out to be what’s best for you. Thank you for commenting.

  9. 06/23/2016 at 10:41 pm

    Love the poem! Yes, let’s inhale the truth and live it and exhale the lies and let them die. We would all feel better for it. Thanks for sharing this at In Other Words.

    • 06/23/2016 at 11:05 pm

      Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed it.

  10. 06/23/2016 at 10:53 pm

    If we exhale the lies, where do they end up?

    • 06/23/2016 at 11:06 pm

      Great comment! Hopefully they just die or come back and kick the persons arse that told the lie.

  11. 06/27/2016 at 5:06 pm

    What a liberating quote and true too. Nothing sets us as free as the truth.

  12. 06/27/2016 at 7:29 pm

    Thank you, Jacqueline.

  13. 06/27/2016 at 11:40 pm

    Reblogged this on Boot The Door And Shout Through The Crack.

    • 06/28/2016 at 12:20 am

      Thank you for the reblog!

  14. 07/01/2016 at 7:02 am

    Lily is one of my all time faves! Happy to know a fellow fan! XOXOX

    • 07/01/2016 at 12:35 pm

      Thank you. She is unique and one of my favs too.

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