Jul12

{inspire} life will break you

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.
– Louis Erdrich, The Painted Drum via A Design So Vast

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  1. August 01, 2012 at 5:40 pm, We tasted as many we could… | Sweet Mama M said:

    […] The worst has happened. At 11pm last night, Mama Dubs (my darling mother) passed away peacefully but quickly in hospital care. I feel broken but I can’t help but feel that finding this quote yesterday (before things suddenly took a drastic turn for the worse) was somewhat of what I like to call a god-incidence – finding something exactly at the time it is 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. – Louis Erdrich, The Painted Drum; via A Happy Adventure […]

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  2. August 02, 2012 at 12:15 pm, “We tasted all we could” – RIP Jenny Williams, author of Get Out Gertrude « Get Out Gertrude! said:

    […] Part of Mum’s campaign, in writing Get Out Gertrude, was to present an honest and truthful look at what inflammatory and metastatic breast cancer looks like, so in this post I’m going to be honest and truthful about what those last few hours were like. If this is something that you will struggle with (or perhaps don’t want to burst into tears at work), please stop reading after the quote. I’ll end this section with a laugh – on Monday Mum was telling me that in this blog post I shouldn’t say that she “lost” her battle with cancer – she says that she is finally going to win, and just perish from her battlefield injuries! 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. – Louis Erdrich, The Painted Drum; via A Happy Adventure […]

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