Posted onDecember 27, 2014
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“She was a genius of sadness, immersing herself in it, separating its numerous strands, appreciating its subtle nuances. She was a prism through which sadness could be divided into its infinite spectrum.” ―Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated
*This is one of the most brilliant quotes I’ve ever come across.*
When You’ve Suffered…
“When you’ve suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and trifling.” ―Yann Martel
How Should We…
“How should we be able to forget those ancient myths that are at the beginning of all peoples, the myths about dragons that at the last moment turn into princesses; perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave. Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.
So you must not be frightened if a sadness rises up before you larger than any you have ever seen; if a restiveness, like light and cloud shadows, passes over your hands and over all you do. You must think that something is happening with you, that life has not forgotten you, that it holds you in its hand; it will not let you fall. Why do you want to shut out of your life any uneasiness, any miseries, or any depressions? For after all, you do not know what work these conditions are doing inside you.” ―Rainer Maria Rilke
Why is it when a person loses their life, others have to be reminded that certain words are really inappropriate? If you don’t have anything nice to say, keep your mouth shut. We all belong to someone in some capacity. Be respectful, especially when a person has children.
There Is No Point…
“There is no point treating a depressed person as though she were just feeling sad, saying, ‘There now, hang on, you’ll get over it.’ Sadness is more or less like a head cold- with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer.” ―Barbara Kingsolver
*I am not minimizing cancer, for those of you that might be thinking along those lines. You’d be incredibly mistaken to think I ever would. I’ve lost more than half of my family to cancer, I am not being insensitive.*
Rest In Peace
I’m already having a bad, extremely sad week in terms of losses. This just floored me, even though I had a sense that it was a possibility after the stroke. It deeply saddens me. Anyone who has read about my love for Justified knows that I am heartbroken over this. A brilliant, highly respected writer who will be deeply missed.