“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
I know I’ve posted this one before, or at least I think I have, I hope you don’t mind. This one is an amazing quote that can remind us of so much, that can place things into perspective in such a short paragraph. Do not fear living, trying, leaping and believing for we may encounter adversity and heart break, but remember the beauty in falling and hurting is knowing life provides endless possibilities.
Have a great day!