Fridays are often a time of celebration; the dawning of the weekend. Or it could also be a day of reflection after an especially long, hard week.
We chose to go with the latter. Before 2015 catches us in the tornado of never-ending deadlines and appointments, we would like to invite you to join us in quiet reflection over each of these seven specially chosen quotes.
“I thought of all the others who had tried to tie her to the ground and failed. So I resisted showing her the songs and poems I had written, knowing that too much truth can ruin a thing. And if that meant she wasn’t entirely mine, what of it? I would be the one she could always return to without fear of recrimination or question. So I did not try to win her and contented myself with playing a beautiful game. But there was always a part of me that hoped for more, and so there was a part of me that was always a fool.”
“If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.”
– Wuthering Heights
“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.”
“Was it hard?” I ask. Letting go?” Not as hard as holding on to something that wasn’t real.”
Because of our broken instincts we are in pain. We continue in pain because our instincts have been twisted by reason. So, what are we supposed to do? Should we abandon knowledge? Throw away reason? In any event, that wouldn’t be possible. For better or worse, we ate the fruit of knowledge long, long ago.”
“We could have been happy. I know that, and it is perhaps the hardest thing to know.”
As soon as forever is through, I’ll be over you.
We recommend reading this article when you have time on your hands. There is vast potential in each quote for reflection.
Have a great Friday.