believe it.

Oct. 8th, 2009 12:42 am
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“life will break you.
nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearnings.
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 that you tasted as many as you could.”

- louise erdrich, the painted drum, p. 247

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Date: 2009-10-08 02:18 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] chekhovs_kettle
Oh, I saw this yesterday, and for a while just now I couldn't remember where. Amanda Palmer's blog. I just let my eye go over it, not in the mood to read it... but I read it now, and I'm glad I did. It's a really true poem. Thanks for posting it.

I like the phrases "living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with it's yearnings" and "apples falling around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness."
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