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Friday, June 28, 2013

"Just Tell Us How To Get Rid Of What We have..."

The title of today's post is from the novel The Descendants. It is a sentence that really struck me as I devoured this novel. To give you context, it is said by a teenager that has been through a loss of a parent, both in the physical sense and in the emotional sense of what and who that parent was to and for him.

I just could not get that quote out of my head. I think that is what we all want. To get rid of all of those things that are causing us pain or frustration or heartache or trouble or whatever. But, not to just get rid of it, but to also be "cured" of it as well. No scar tissue, no residual, no remnant of it.

There are many ways to go about "getting rid" of  whatever ails us, but there are also so many things we cannot get rid of. So what does one do with that?

Thank you Ben Franklin for your advice...
The age old question. Some say: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, others say: what doesn't kill you will cure you and still others say: time cures all ills.

Most likely there is truth in all of those sayings. At the end of the day, I think, all we can do is live through it, keep what will helps us not to repeat it, and release the rest.

In so doing, I think, we achieve a sort of peace; a cherished respite: we are on the other side of the challenge.  Or at least I hope so! 


  1. This is a great quote. We must purge things in our life to make room for new including your own heart.

    1. Which truthfully, is sometimes the most difficult. Thank you for your comment!


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