29th November 2013

“A star falls from the sky and into your hands. Then it seeps through your veins and swims inside your blood and becomes every part of you. And then you have to put it back into the sky. And it’s the most painful thing you’ll ever have to do and that you’ve ever done. But what’s yours is yours. Whether it’s up in the sky or here in your hands. And one day, it’ll fall from the sky and hit you in the head real hard and that time, you won’t have to put it back in the sky again.”

C JoyBell C

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21st September 2012

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.”

Herman Hesse

Hmm, people always go on about how you should never give up and keep going and carrying on but I think that sometimes, the only option you are left with is to give up. I’m feeling decidedly deep today, so I’ll keep it short (lest I ramble!) On many occasions have I thought that ‘this would just be so much easier if I knew how to care less’ and when it comes to the point where you need to let go, it’s such a massive thing to do. Sometimes it is something that you need to do.

4th August 2012

“Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, 
Tears from the depths of some devine despair
Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes, 
In looking on the happy autumn fields, 
And thinking of the days that are no more.” 

Alfred Tennyson

I spent yesterday looking through a few of our old, printed photos with my family and took a lovely, long trip down memory lane. It was weirdly sad to see how we have all grown up and move past our easy childhoods. Those photos reminded me of life that was a lot more simple. And although it is sad that the innocence of childhood has gone, there are more memories to be made. As L.M Montgomery wrote,

“Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.”