Thursday, October 20, 2016

Thoughts - October 20, 2016

“Let them think what they liked, but I didn't mean to drown myself. I meant to swim till I sank -- but that's not the same thing.”
― Joseph Conrad, The Secret Sharer and other stories.
Despair in a strong person is not always easily recognizable. We have all known those folks who battle one big wave after another, bobbing up to the surface with a wave. We admire their strength and resiliency. What we don't see are the weights on their feet, that which they keep secret. Be kind, show love, dive in.
A "memory" I wrote last year...a few weeks after my third eye surgery. I honestly don't recall if I was feeling despair myself, worried about a friend, or simply writing in the abstract. This morning those words resonated - not for me nor anyone in particular. Something to do with perseverance ...... good ol' perseverance. - Beth Almond Ford

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