“Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
Just as any coin has two sides, and each magnet two poles, that which attracts us can repel us when we don’t see it.
However, it’s the nature of everything to not last forever.
We breathe in and we breathe out. We hold on and we let go. Grasping too tightly doesn’t actually help us hold on.
Instead, just accept things as they are, and be happy for what you can.
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The Little Prince is one of my favorites. It’s on my nightstand right now. Thank your for this sweet little post.
You’re welcome. You have good taste in nightstand books.