Friday, 6 September 2013

Silent things

"What is the source of our first suffering? It lies in the fact that we hesitated to speak. It begins in the moment when we accumulated silent things within us."
Gaston Bachelard, quoted by Seamus Heaney

I don't have time to write more right now, though I'll try to come back to this on the weekend. I just had to share that quote because I happened to read it this morning and it startled me like a rocket going off.

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  1. Wow, those are powerful words. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. For sure. They helped me realize I was choosing to not speak, and it wasn't a good choice.

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    1. Yup...think and then if it feels right...speak too!

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  3. That was beautiful and, as Annie said, powerful. It definitely brings new weight to the idea of blogging.

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    1. I think blogs are the greatest invention ever!

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