“Life will break you.”

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Thanks to L.K. for this one:

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

2 thoughts on ““Life will break you.””

  1. “Love is all there is, it makes the world go ’round
    Love and only love, it can’t be denied
    No matter what you think about it
    You just won’t be able to do without it
    Take a tip from one who’s tried”

    I threw it all away Bob Dylan

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