it is soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow."
quotation from The Mill on the Floss, by English novelist
George Eliot (aka Mary Ann Evans, 1819 - 1880)
[click to enlarge collage from my clip-art phase, 1977]
"When we become aware that we do not have to escape our pains, but that we can mobilize them into a common search for life, those very pains are transformed from expressions of despair into signs of hope.”
(from the late writer and priest, Henri Nouwen, 1932 - 96)
"Viewed one way, scars are an ugly reminder of what has happened in our past. But, seen through different eyes, scars are our reassurance that healing has occurred."
(attributed merely to Unknown; if anyone knows, please write in)
"Maybe it was just that we had quarreled and made up, and scar tissue is tough."
(144, Up From Jericho Tel by E. L. Konigsburg)
FOR MORE ON THIS TOPIC SEE:
"SCARS: WITHOUT A HURT THE HEART IS HOLLOW"
ON MY LITERARY BLOG OF CONNECTION & COINCIDENCE
THE FORTNIGHTLY KITTI CARRIKER
FOR MORE ON UP FROM JERICHO TEL:
see BUTTERFLY COLLECTION (on my Fortnightly Blog)
and BEEHOLD! BEEGIN! BEE STILL! (on my Book List)
and POEM SLIPS & WEATHERGRAMS (on QK ~ 1 November 2016