Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Just What I Needed

“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
This is just what I needed to hear. I think maybe it's time to open myself up to loving again. I'm not saying looking for it, but I'll be a bit more open. Scary stuff.


  1. That is very well put indeed! It's a shame, isn't it? But on the otherhand I guess you need some bad to enjoy the good...

  2. Yes I love this. It's part of my quotes collection and I just re-read it this morning before I read your blog.

  3. I really needed to read this today. Thank you.




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