Wednesday, September 9, 2009


I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches.
If suffering alone taught,
all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers.

To suffering must be added mourning, understanding,
patience, love, openness
and the willingness to remain vulnerable.

- Anne Morrow Lindbergh


♥ Braja said...

Sheer suffering alone, without the qualities mentioned, produces only bitterness....

Tom said...

that last item requires courage....