To Be or Not To Be
A little kingdom I possess,
Where thoughts and feelings dwell;
And very hard the task I find
Of governing it well.
-- Louisa May Alcott.
...........hmmm....that more or less describes my situation !!
~A Wise Man Said~
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
~When in Lancaster~
Life as PhD Student
Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Monday, October 15, 2007
A dear friend, in the course of correspondence, happened to mention to me an oft-repeated quote "absence breeds fondness". To which I agreed, but couldn’t help countering with another equally oft-repeated quote "out of sight, out of mind".
Not too long ago I had comes across two lines that I absolutely loved, and that sum up how I feel about this matter on the whole. Here goes --
"Absence is to love what wind is to fire,
It extinguishes the small and enkindles the great."
If I were asked to devise a test of friendship or love, I would say it would have to be "separation" (albeit a temporary one). As they say, if he comes back, he is yours. If he doesn’t, he never was! :)