Saturday, January 31, 2015

A thousand sorrows

Rather than weigh who's worthy of your heart, 
extend it freely.
The pain of withholding love is far more damaging
 than a broken heart.

You have to love. You have to feel.
It is the reason you are here on earth.
You are here to risk your heart.
You are here to be swallowed up.
And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed,
or left, or hurt, or death brushes near,
let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples
 falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness.
 Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”
― Louise Erdrich