i was just reading stephanie’s posts on their family themes and this quote came to mind.
there’s no going back. no matter how hard i pray and cry and wish.
all that’s left is to move forward.
and i’m trying. sometimes it’s fearfully, ungratefully, haltingly, stubbornly, slowly, and painfully but “even those who limp go not backwards.” (gibran)
getting a little off topic, but not really… have you read the great divorce by cs lewis? it’s one of my favorite books. in the book the inhabitants of hell get to visit heaven and, if they choose, can stay there. there’s nothing in the world stopping them. but most of them don’t. they choose to go back to hell. the ghosts talk of their lives and sorrows and injustices and at one point in the book the author is told “heaven, once attained, will work backwards and turn even that agony into a glory.”
i think that’s true. it’s a tall order but i truly believe it’s possible. whatever the details, the whole can still be beautiful.
do you have family or personal mottos?