Two quotes, and a new day

“I think it might be a law of physics that the depth of our sorrow is determined by the height of our joy.” Karin Gastreich

“Suppressed grief suffocates, it rages within the breast, and is forced to multiply its strength.” Ovid

The former came to me within a comment on my Meandering post the other day; the latter I picked up, partially, in a book I just finished reading (The Last Bookaneer by Matthew Pearl. Fabulous read) and looked up the entirety of later. Both spoke to me, to the me who wrote Meandering, and so many of the conflicted bits and pieces that make it to the page, or get trapped inside my head. Simple words. Profound.

Words, spoken, written or only imagined, are one of humanity’s greatest accomplishments. Of course I would say that, being a writer, and all. I wonder, sometimes, if words limit us, or set us free. I’m sure arguments can be made from both sides.

It’s a new day. My carousel horse is in the “up” position. It was hovering around the middle spot until reading the Ovid quote while drinking my coffee this morning, and started to rise. After reading Karin’s message, it rose higher, highest, and has stayed there. I like the view from up here.

Thank you, all.

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4 responses to “Two quotes, and a new day

  1. May you have beautiful sunrises and sunsets high on that carousel beautiful lady!

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  2. rebecca@altaredspaces

    I adore Karin’s quote! I feel the same way and I’ve often said to my clients (and kids!) sorrow is carved like the Grand Canyon with rivers and winds and stormy nights, but, oh! the wondrous view we get when it’s over!

    I do LOVE how you use words. Yes, they both free and imprison us…but isn’t the juxtaposition lovely? …of course that’s another girl talking whose “horse is in the up position.” ADORE that phrase!

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