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Sometimes life is fragile


Sometimes... it is hard to understand why people do the things they do. Most of the time we are good people. We are doing the best we can with what we have, or don't have. We come from different perspectives and are on different paths. We can glow with love, kindness, and compassion. We have the ability to love greatly and uplift others, so that they are made so much braver, stronger, and brilliant having known us. We try to make the places where they connect with others positive.  These connections are often fragile threads, easily broken and strengthened by simple and often unconscious actions. The threads we tie to others can cause pain, or damage, or hurt and we change who that person is and how they see us. It is hard to manage all these connections sometimes. Even seemingly insignificant contact can alter so much within us.

I love it so much when I know people enough to know their story, we all have one. The story of us. Not just a genealogy,or a timeline of our life, or even a list of our accomplishments or failures... but the real story. All our hurts, and joys, challenges and triumphs that make us who we really are. You can't truly understand a person, till you understand their story, how they are connected to this world by a thousand tiny fragile threads.

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WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Intellectual philosophy cleverly expressed. And you're right in lots of respects, as to truely know someone is to penetrate what is superficial to you, and then see the inside from other perspectives!

I liked many aspects of the 'Veronica A Shoffstall' quote.

A nice piece of prose.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

I like the photograph, a great image.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

Corine said...

Oh boy do I ever know you are right! I wish I could always be aware of how I affect others... while it is still possible to chose a course of action that would be a blessing and not a source of sorrow, pain, or confusion... I love people and would love to only bless them.

Arya said...

I just love the image and the writing & how your worded this post...it's perfect!

BTW totally off subject - You've been tagged - http://lifethegoodandthebad.blogspot.com/2010/10/tag-your-it.html

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