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Response to Sarah Ibarruri (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 06:23 PM

18. Reminds me of a few passages I've kept over the years, here is one:

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love, or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies?

~ Erich Fromm


More to the point was this one that kept me going many days:

You must not be frightened if a sadness rises up before you larger than any you have ever seen. For restiveness, like light and cloud-shadows, passes over your hands and over all you do.

You must think that something is happening to you. That life has not forgotten you. That it holds you in its hand. It will not let you fall.


I wrote that passage down from someone reading it and carried it with me for over twenty years and put it away ten years ago. I transcribed it to my computer this year.

I hope it gives comfort, Sarah.

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