Calamity = triumph = just a moment in your life

More wisdom from Marlena de Blasi in her book A Thousand Days in Tuscany:

Both calamities and triumphs are passerby and mostly insignificant. . . . If there is a difference between the two, it’s only that our great feats stale in less time than our injuries are recovered.

In other words, we all have our ups and our downs, our crowning glories and our disappointments, but each of these is merely a moment is something much, much bigger:  life.  Your life.

We also tend to grow more from the downs and disappointments than we do from the ups and crowning glories. Which is absolutely, perfectly OK.

Healing takes time, victory stales quickly, and life is made of the moments between it all.


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