Posts tagged ‘friendship’

October 15, 2015

Your future is not about people who walk away

Thought of the moment, from source unknown:

When people walk away, let them.
Your future is not about people who walk away.
It’s about the people who stay in it for the ride.

To all those people who are in it for my ride, thank you.

December 12, 2014

Missed crossings and winding walkings

This quote from Robert Brault makes me think of missed opportunities and “what-ifs”:

It is sad when two people turn from the paths they’re travelling, and their paths go on to cross without them.

And this one gives me hope that the missed opportunities and what-ifs are just twists in some longer journey that I’m still walking:

Sometimes the shortest distance between two points is a winding path walked arm-in-arm.

 

December 2, 2014

Thoughts on love

Thoughts on love, courtesy of the anthology France, a Love Story edited by Camille Cusumano:

What matters in life is that you make love with someone you care about on Sunday morning and walk out with them on Sunday afternoon.
(Diane LeBow in “The Fisher Baron’s Secret”)

I have found . . . that in marriage friendship is sometimes more important than passion.
(Ruth Reichl in Comfort Me With Apples)

(You are out there somewhere, not too far. Do you know what you mean to me still?)

March 14, 2014

Lessons from a Russian doctor: Life, too, is only an instant

The following quote is from the poem “Wedding” at the end of Boris Pasternak’s novel Doctor Zhivago:

For life, too, is only an instant,
Only the dissolving of ourselves
In the selves of all others
As if bestowing a gift.

I often comment on the importance of maintaining your sense of individuality in life — of standing up for what you believe in, of honouring and acting on your life dreams and gut instincts above all else. This quote reminds us that it is also important to open ourselves to the people around us, to trust the process of social interaction, to knock down any walls built on fear and embrace the friendships, relationships, attachments waiting on the other side.

And it reminds us that life is indeed short. We are each of us just a moment in time, just a small part of the history of humanity and of the earth. Soon, that moment — your moment — will be gone. So live it while it’s here, and live it fully, as if you were a gift to the world. Because you are a gift to the world.