Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Listen to the apples
Sometimes you read something that takes hold of you .. makes you stop and really think for a moment...and after you read it you realize just how true every single word is. I found this particular quote to be one of those beautiful moments..I have recently seen it in quite a few places and wanted to share it with you here .
“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
I would love to hear what quotes have enlightened you , made you see things more clearly .. captured your heart and hasn't let go .