No matter what happens in the way of life I am always on a quest for meaning. I simply do not believe in coincidences, nor do I believe that bad things simply happen to good people. I think that we are all placed here for a purpose, to fulfill our journey, and hopefully endure the lessons that were meant to be learned in this lifetime.
Hence, my quest for meaning. You would think it would get tiresome, but truth be told that is what makes life so fantastic. I do not belong to the school of thought which finds life burdensome and full of suffering. Yes, it is difficult, and for whatever purpose, I have been given much to be thankful for. I have not lived a charmed life, however I have had supports in place which have made my life less burdensome on some levels. However, that does not negate the fact that life can push and pull you in ways at a moments notice and your action has much to do with life's reaction.
Perhaps my quest for meaning with every difficult or beautiful experience is tied back to a feeling I have. That our connection to the universe, and to the earth itself, extends beyond our simple minded comprehension.
Sometimes we need to be reminded that we are all made of stardust.