“We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
This is a book I’ve been reading recently and this little quote helped me put things into a sense of perspective and also it reminded me that things happen for a reason. When things change and life moves on, it shouldn’t have to be regarded as a bad thing, but something that had to happen because it was supposed to. The imagery is just beautiful as well.
“How can you govern a country that has 246 varieties of cheese?”
Charles de Gaulle
And when you have so many varieties of cheese in Sainsbury’s, how does one decide? My housemate was faced with such a dilemma. She took an innocent, little moment to mull it over and BAM, she was face to face with well, someone she really was not expecting! ‘Trouble in the cheese aisle’ is all I will say.
“Guys always think tears are a sign of weakness. They’re a sign of frustration. She’s only crying so she won’t cut your throat in your sleep. So make nice and be grateful.”
This made me laugh, mainly because it’s true. Many conflicting life situations usually result in a choice between tears or a fight.
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought.”
I recently had the realisation that people are a manifestation of what we think and feel inside. Essentially, it is our thoughts and how we act on our thoughts that makes us. In a wider sense, society is a result of what thought is at that specific time, whether it is through popular culture, literature or the news. All of our thoughts have an effect on what we do and say and how we act.
“You can think you know someone and then they say something or do something and suddenly everything changes.”
Carrie Ryan, The Dead-Tossed Waves
Sometimes, all it takes it one remark, one statement or a few tiny (seemingly harmless) little words from someone to change your opinion on them. If your opinion changes for the better, then it goes to show how you can never truly know someone, no matter how much you thought you did – it is a welcome surprise. If your opinion changes for the worse, it still goes to show how you can’t truly know them – but it hurts more, because of how you valued them in your life.