Saturday, July 6, 2013

Life on life's terms

Nobody will protect you from your suffering. 
You can't cry it away or eat it away or starve it away
or walk it away or punch it away or even therapy it away. 
It's just there, and you have to survive it. 
You have to endure it. 
You have to live through it and love it
and move on and be better for it
and run as far as you can in the direction
of your best and happiest dreams across the bridge
that was built by your own desire to heal.”  
     Cheryl Strayed
“Alone had always felt like an
actual place to me, as if it weren't
a state of being, but rather a room
where I could retreat to be
who I really was.”  
― C. Strayed