“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”
Leave it to Plato to say so much in so little. I could talk about this quote all I want but it more or less speaks for itself, enjoy and have a great week!
“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”
If I’m to be honest, this is probably one of my favorite quotes of all time. It’s amazing how a little change in perspective can change the entire meaning. I won’t lie, I can be quite pessimistic at times but I do genuinely believe the optimists have a better time going through life. But even pessimists can be optimists, so if you’re a pessimist, just don’t call yourself that. Instead, say you’re a realist and that makes it look like the optimists are exaggerating the situation, cause sometimes you have to be down to Earth and truth be told, there are still thorns no matter what way you look at it! There must be balance, you can’t have beauty without a little danger. Have a great week and thanks for reading!
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”
– Abraham Lincoln
It’s finals week for me, so I’ve been trying to sharpen my axe to get ready! Have a great week and as always, thanks for reading!
There is another Sky – Emily Dickinson
There is another sky,
Ever serene and fair,
And there is another sunshine,
Though it be darkness there;
Never mind faded forests, Austin,
Never mind silent fields –
Here is a little forest,
Whose leaf is ever green;
Here is a brighter garden,
Where not a frost has been;
In its unfading flowers
I hear the bright bee hum:
Prithee, my brother,
Into my garden come!
A fairly optimistic poem. What the other sky is referring to, that’s up to the reader. In General however, I believe the poem is saying that no matter how hard life gets, there’s always a bright side, something better on the horizon; you might have to trudge through darkness to get there, but it’s worth the trouble. Have a great weekend and thanks for reading!