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“Dear God, I am so afraid to open my clenched fists! Who will I be when I have nothing left to hold on to? Who will I be when I stand before you with empty hands? Please help me to gradually open my hands and to discover that I am not what I own, but what you want to give me.” – Henri J.M. Nouwen


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Clenched fists

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“Forget your personal tragedy…you especially have to be hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt, use it-don’t cheat with it.” — Ernest Hemingway

Forget your personal tragedy

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“Joy—that sharp, wonderful stab of longing—has a lithe, muscular lightness to it. It’s deft. It produces longing that weighs heavy on the heart, but it does so with precision and coordination…It dashes in with the agility of a hummingbird claiming its nectar from the flower, and then zips away. It pricks, then vanishes, leaving a wake of mystery and longing behind it.” – C.S. Lewis

A wake of mystery and longing

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“If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.” – Thomas Paine

Think of all the tomorrows

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It hurts to love. It’s like giving yourself to be flayed and knowing that at any moment the other person may just walk off with your skin. ― Susan Sontag

“It hurts to love. It’s like giving yourself to be flayed & knowing that at any moment the other person may just walk off with your skin.” ― Susan Sontag

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Embrace your solitude and love it. Endure the pain it causes, and try to sing out with it. ― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

“Embrace your solitude & love it. Endure the pain it causes, & try to sing out with it.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke

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…the beauty of the world which is so soon to perish, has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder. – Virginia Woolf

“…the beauty of the world which is so soon to perish, has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.” – Virginia Woolf

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