Tuesday, October 01, 2013

The Painted Drum





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

10 comments:

  1. Pretty much summaries it all, right?....

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  2. oh the taste of freshly fallen apples in the fall :D

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  3. *raises hand*
    Is it ok to sit under a coconut tree if apple trees not available?
    Thank you.

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    1. Yes, that would be permissible, pending you sign the disclaimer for injury sustained in the event of falling coconut.

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  4. How true

    You need to have a bit of everything, just knowing you had the best you could :)

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