Saturday 16 May 2020

Life Will Break You

Ravenous Butterflies

“Life will break you. 

Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. 

You have to love. 

You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. 

And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. 

Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”

Louise Erdrich - The Painted Drum



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    1. They are, it somehow matched my mood for today.

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    1. Most definitely, this really resonated with me this morning.

  3. Sometimes Sue you have a knack of putting up a post with words that resonate strongly with me. This does, and it brought tears to my eyes.

    1. I just sat in silence after reading it ... I had to share. xx

  4. Resonates with me for sure, lovely post, and love that image. x

  5. Thank you so much for sharing this, I am not yet broken but definitely bent,just hoping to feel straightened out soon. ,Chrissie

  6. Life wants to be lived ...
    and loved.
    Greetings to you.

  7. Those Words are Beautiful and so Profound!


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