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Love, Actually

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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 youself 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

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margene

Wise, wise words. While life can be painful we must realize without the hurt we would not know joy.

Carole

Sigh. It's easier to say think it than to live through it but YES.

Mary

beautiful words... and I love those bowls, too!

Patty

Thank YOU for that!

Jo

Yes, yes and yes! These words are amazing!

Vicki

Oh, that is lovely. So perfect.

Joan

xoxo

Marilyn

I love Louise Erdrich. I'm reading Antelope Wife right now.

Pam

Thanks for these words - bittersweet but true - like love.

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