What is the difference between living and existing?
That's an interesting question and interesting that you ask it now because it is something Cody, the main character of my next novel, I WAS HERE, grapples with.
I suppose we all have times when we feel like we are just barely muddling through, when life doesn't feel about fulfillment or enjoyment—living— so much as slogging through—existing. But generally those periods pass and we once again feel life in all its splendor, the ups and the downs, the joys and the sorrows (I sound like a Hallmark card). That is living. Living is being open to things, I suppose.